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 2017-2018

  • Alisha Kamran, U4 (Student Honor Council Chair)
  • Hamideh Dorzadeh, U4 (Sanction Reduction Chair)
  • Afif Haitsam, U4 (Student Outreach Chair)
  • Mohammad Al-Jaberi, U3 (Faculty Outreach Chair)
  • Jihane Benamar, U4
  • Waleed Zahoor, U4
  • Zohaib Tahir, U4
  • Wei-Yi Richard Chen, U4
  • Ritica Ramesh, U3
  • Muneera Al-Sada, U3
  • Malek Deeb, U3
  • Khalid Marafi, U3
  • Yasmine Fade, U3
  • Abdulrahman Almughesib, U3
  • Aiza Jhan, U3
  • Wesley Chen, U2


  • Jeremy Koons (Faculty Chair)
  • Akin Akinade
  • Ahmad Alqassas
  • Jose Asturias
  • Abdul Rahman Chamseddine
  • Zhaoyang Hou
  • Omar Khalifa
  • Sulagna Mookerjee
  • Phoebe Musandu
  • Amy Nestor
  • Max Oidtmann
  • Reza Pirbhai
  • Sohaira Siddiqui
  • Karine Walther
  • Hana Zabarah
  • Mohamed Zayani

Writing Consultants

  • Jacqulyn Williams (Library)
  • Kerry Sauer (Writing Center)


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

Executive Director

  • Kai-Henrik Barth