Honor Council

New Honor Council Seal  

       2019-2020 Honor Council Members

Kate Houston
Dr. Kate Houston, Chair
Alan Garcia
Djorkaeff Lopez
Galilea Gaytan
Vanessa Vela
Dr. Alfredo Addo-Mensah
Ms. Vivian Garcia
Dr. Hayley Kazen
Dr. Ula Klein
Dr. Robin Knowles
Dr. Hari Mandal
Dr. Marcela Moran
Dr. Ruby Ynalvez


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 dishonesty, 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 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 Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday:
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office: (956) 326-2265
Fax: (956) 326-2279
E-mail: scce@tamiu.edu