Honor Council

New Honor Council Seal  

       2020-2021 Honor Council Members

Kate Houston

Dr. Kate Houston, Chair

Maria Vela (Vice-Chair)

Maria Vela, Vice-Chair

Rebecca Alvarado

HC - Mariana Canales 2020

Marianna Canales

HC - Ashley Cantu 2020

Ashley Cantu

HC - Jose Chong 2020

Jose Chong

HC - Maritza Garcia 2020

Maritza Garcia 

HC - Irma Garcia Rios 2020

Irma Garcia - Rios

Justin Gonzalez

Justin Gonzalez

HC - Gabriela Guerrero

Gabriela Guerrero

HC - Monica Molina

Monica Molina

HC - Jose Pena 2020

Jose Pena

HC - Ginger Sifuentez

Ginger Sifuentez

HC - Vanessa Vela 2020

Vanessa Vela

Dr. Alfredo Addo-Mensah

Dr. Alison Hadley Hilburn

Dr. Elizabeth Terrazas

Dr. Hari Mandal

Dr. Hayley Kazen

Dr. John Dean

Dr. Robin Knowles

Dr. Ruby Ynalvez

Ms. Virgina Watkins



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.

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

The Honor Council shall have the authority to create processes 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 maintaining records and for coordinating communication, prevention, training, remediation, and adjudication efforts for the Honor System.

Responsibilities and 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 Guidelines and Objectives 

Related to 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)

Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement

Student Center, Suite 226

5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041

Email: scce@tamiu.edu

Phone: 956.326.2265

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm

Friday 8 am - 3 pm

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED