Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Learn how Mortar Board is incorporating DEI into our mission and purpose.


Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society is proud to have implemented a Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI Committee) to go forward into the Society’s second century. Implicit in Mortar Board’s purpose is an emphasis on the dignity and worth of every person. The purpose urges our Society “to promote equal opportunities among all peoples, to contribute to the self-awareness of (our) members and to establish the opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas as individuals and as a group.” As a Society, we continue to emphasize the importance of advocating for and supporting all members. We want to foster a community where all are welcome to show up as their true selves.


DEI Committee

Kathryn E. Chick (Hood College, 2006)
Dr. Kirsten F.Fox (The Ohio State University, 1996)
Gabrielle Going (Eastern Illinois University, 2016)
Bre'una Keeton (Washington State University. 2013)
Vedant Kulkarni (Kansas State University, 2021)
Chaela Minor (Purdue University, 2020)
Candi Hironaka Pitts (Oregon State University, 1971)

DEI Award

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Awards recognize outstanding efforts/successes by chapters on projects and initiatives that focus on the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A chapter may apply or be nominated by their Section Coordinator.