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About Honor CouncilmissionHonor Council MembersQualificationsTermsResponsibilities

The Honor Council serves to provide faculty and students with a means by which they may report academic dishoensty, to provide students with a means of appealing charges of academic dishonesty, and to provide the Provost with recommendations regarding general academic sanctions or remedial efforts.

The Honor Council shall have the authority to create processess and operating procedures to implement the Honor System and to enforce the rules described in the Honor Code. Through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, the Council shall serve as an initial hearing body for cases involving academic integrity outside the scope of a course offered at TAMIU, and as an appellate body for students charged with violating the Honor Code during a course offered at TAMIU. The Honor Council will also be the central body responsible for maitaining records and for coordinating communication, prevention, training, remediation, and adjudication efforts for the Honor System.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the TAMIU Honor Council to serve as a centralized system established to respond fairly to academic violations of the TAMIU Honor Code.


FY 2014-15 Honor Council



  • Maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing with TAMIU
  • Must have completed at least 30 university hours and be a student at TAMIU
  • Be in good conduct standing with TAMIU
  • Must not have conduct history on file at TAMIU (including housing)
  • Must have a high level of personal integrity and ethical standards
  • Insight into the issues and concerns facing university members in a diverse community


  Terms of Position
  • One academic year (Fall – Summer Session III)
  • Must be available to serve on review panels as needed
  • 1-4 hours of time commitment per case (depending on severity of allegations/case)
  • Volunteer leadership position
  • Honor Council student members may continue their service for the duration of their academic careers.  This is contingent on the Honor Council member meeting the expectations for the position and/or appointment.


 Responsibilities & Expectations
  • Actively attend all training sessions and meetings
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Honor Council programs for students
  • Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct policies and procedures
  • Place membership on the Honor Council as a top priority behind academics
  • Act as an effective, active, cooperative, respectful and ethical group member and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Must serve as an educator of the Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct
  • Abide by all University member conduct policies and local, state, and federal laws

Honor Council Learning Objectives and Guidelines


  Related Institutional Goals/Principles


Imperative 1: Students 1.2 Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.
1.3 Prepare students for successful leadership roles.
  1.4 Engage students in activities that enrich their lives.
  1.5 Provide programs and services that support established student outcomes.
Undergraduate Learning Principle 1: Respective and Expressive Communication Skills
Undergraduate Learning Principle 3: Integration and Application of Knowledge
TAMIU Trailblazers: Civic Leadership (Engagement Stage)


Student Center Suite 226
5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
(956) 326-2286 or (956) 326-2288
Fax: (956) 326-2279
E-mail: conduct@tamiu.edu or iserve@tamiu.edu


5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100