Honor System

The Spirit of Georgetown - Academic Excellence

As a Jesuit, Catholic university, committed to the education of the whole person, Georgetown expects all members of the academic community, students and faculty, to strive for excellence in scholarship and in character and uphold the honor system. Students are required to sign a pledge certifying that they understand the provisions of the Honor System and will abide by it. Students reaffirm this pledge at New Student Convocation, just before fall classes begin.

The Honor Council is the principal administrative body of this system. The Honor Council has two primary responsibilities: to administer the procedures of the Honor System and to educate the faculty and undergraduate student body about the standards of conduct and procedures of the System.

Every student is required to complete the online Scholarly Research & Academic Integrity Tutorial during the first semester. In first year courses such as the Proseminar, students also receive instruction on proper forms of citation and how to avoid plagiarism. Click on the links to jump to the relevant section.

Georgetown Honor System – Mission, Policies and Practice

The Honor Council is the administrative body that encourages academic honesty amongst students and addresses student academic conduct which violates the Honor Code.  It is important that all Georgetown students understand and abide by the Honor Pledge, taken during New Student Convocation, and know the Standards of Conduct governed by the Honor Council. All student rights with respect to the Honor Code and all Honor Council procedures are detailed online, and students are encouraged to be familiar with these.

The GU-Q Honor Council

Student Representatives

Faculty Representatives


  • Frances Joy Balani, U4 (Student Chair) 
  • Abdullah Bin Masood, U4
  • Gaebriel Olsen, U4
  • Hind Al-Mohannadi, U4
  • Qianwei Ma, U4 (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Russell Niglo Adzedu, U4
  • Samantha Isabel N. Facun, U4
  • Santiago Rubio Henao, U4 
  • Zahra Saboorzadeh, U4
  • Aras Karlidag, U3
  • Brian Cody Wibowo, U3
  • Dung Tran, U3
  • Farkhunda Fazelyar, U3 (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Iqra Nadeem, U3 (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Jaelene Iyman, U3 (probation)
  • Levan Baidashvili, U3
  • Maya Al-Mahmoud, U3
  • Minahil Mahmud, U3 (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Sama Alissa, U3
  • Tashafee Masoodi, U3 (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Pragati Singh, U2
  • Raikhan Primbetova, U2
  • Usman Ahmad, U2
  • Hana Zabarah (HC Faculty Chair)
  • Abdul Rahman Chamseddine
  • Abdullah Al-Arian (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Akin Akinade
  • Alexis Antoniades
  • Amira El-Zein (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Anne-Sophie Pratte (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Ayman Shabana
  • Damien Tissot
  • Danyel Reiche
  • Edward Kolla (on leave Fall 2024, Spring 2025)
  • Firat Oruc
  • Gerd Nonneman
  • Hany Fazza
  • Ian Almond (on leave Spring 2025)
  • Jeremy Koons (on leave Fall 2024)
  • Karine Walther
  • Karl Widerquist
  • Lamis Kattan
  • Omar Khalifah
  • Phoebe Musandu
  • Reza Pirbhai (on leave Spring 2025)
  • Santiago Garcia-Couto

Dean’s Representatives

  • Anne Nebel
  • Christine Schiwietz
  • Julien Moutte
  • Morgan Fisher

Executive Director

  • Elizabeth Wanucha (Executive Director)

Writing Consultants

  • Kerry Sauer (Writing Center)
  • Paschalia Terzi (Library)

Advisory Board

  • Pragyan Acharya (Student Chair, 2023-2024)
  • Rodolfo Muñoz Cárdenas (Student Chair, 2022-2023)
  • Sanskriti Tandon (Student Chair, 2021-2022)
  • Fiza Shahzad (Student Chair, 2020-2021)
  • Wesley Chen (Student Chair 2019-2020)
  • Alisha Kamran (Student Chair, 2018-2019)
  • Taimur Ali Ahmad (Student Chair, 2017-2018)
  • Eman Thowfeek (Student Chair, 2016-2017)
  • Dana Qarout (Student Chair, 2015-2016)
  • Indee Thotawattage (Student Chair, 2014-2015)
  • Maryam al-Sada (Student Chair, 2013-2014)
  • Jibin Koshy (Student Chair, 2012-2013)