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

Please review the Georgetown Honor Code and System goals, rule and procedures. 

Turnitin.com Resources for Students




Turnitin.com Resources for Faculty










Read Full text of the Honor System at SFS-Q

Honor Council Members - Academic Year 2016-2017


Mohammad Taimur Ali Ahmad, U4 (Student Chair 2016-17)
Hamideh Dorzadeh, U3 (Sanction Reduction Chair)
Alisha Kamran, U3 (Faculty Outreach Chair) 
Waleed Zahoor, U3 (Student Outreach Chair)
Thana El-Sallabi, U4
Dana Al-Anzy, U4 
Noor H. Al-Thani, U4
Jaber Al-Thani, U4
Afif Haitsam, U3
Ritica Ramesh, U2
Muneera Al Sada, U2
Jihane Benamar, U2
Haya Al-Kuwari, U4
Mohammad Al-Jaberi, U2
Malek Deeb, U2
Safa Babikir, U4
Khalid Marafi,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
Firat Oruc
Reza Pirbhai
Sohaira Siddiqui
Hana Zabarah
Mohamed Zayani 

Writing Consultants

Jacqulyn Williams (Library)
Kerry Sauer (Writing Center)


Brendan Hill
Kai-Henrik Barth
James MacGregor
Christine Schiwietz
Anne Nebel 
Julien Moutte

Executive Director

Heather Kerst