Honor System

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.

To uphold this tradition, the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar has established an 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.



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.  Please review the Georgetown Honor Code and System mission, policies and procedures.  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.

Resources for Students

  • Turnitin.com Student Guide
  • Writing Center - meet with a writing tutor to learn skills that will make you a successful writer.
  • Personal Librarian - email your set a meeting with your personal librarian to learn skills that will make you a successful researcher.  
  • Library Writing Guides - including resource management tools and citation style guides 
  • Turnitin.com Video Tutorial (below)




Resources for Faculty









Honor Council Members - Academic Year 2018-2019


  • Mohammad Al-Jaberi, U4 (Student Chair)
  • Abdulrahman Almughesib, U4 (Faculty Outreach Chair)
  • Aiza Khan, U3 (Sanction Reduction Chair, Fall 2018)
  • Wesley Chen, U3 (Sanction Reduction Chair, Spring 2019)
  • Fiza Shahzad, U2, (Student Outreach Co-Chair)
  • Irene Promodh, U2 (Student Outreach Co-Chair)
  • Muneera Al Sada, U4
  • Khalid Marafi, U4
  • Anoud Al Kuwari, U3
  • Noor Al-Esmail, U3
  • Sara Al-Attiyah, U3
  • Sarah Al-Mutoteh, U3
  • Reem Al-Khouri, U3
  • Ali Al Sheebani, U3
  • Maryam Al-Hababi, U3
  • Fatima Farooqui, U2
  • Khansa Maria, U2
  • Amna Salatt, U2



  • Jeremy Koons (Faculty Chair)
  • Akin Akinade
  • Abdullah al-Arian
  • Sonia Alonso
  • Jose Asturias
  • Amira El-Zein
  • Hany Faza
  • Amanda Garrett
  • Zhaoyang Hou
  • Omar Khalifa
  • Edward Kolla (Fall only)
  • Phoebe Musandu  
  • Gerd Nonneman
  • Max Oidtmann
  • James Reardon-Anderson
  • Jack Rossbach (Spring only)
  • Ayman Shabana
  • Sohaira Siddiqui
  • Karine Walther
  • Karl Widerquist
  • Yehia Mohamed

Writing Consultants 1

  • Kerry Sauer (Writing Center)


  • Brendan Hill
  • Heather Kerst
  • James MacGregor
  • Christine Schiwietz
  • Anne Nebel
  • Julien Moutte

Executive Director

  • Kai-Henrik Barth