The Honor Code Council

The Honor Code Council is responsible for reviewing appeals of allegations of academic dishonesty and determining if a violation of the Honor Code has occurred and the validity of any sanctions therein.

The Honor Code Council Members

The Honor Code Council is comprised of trained faculty and student members who hear cases of alleged academic dishonesty. The Honor Code Council will consider evidence offered by both the faculty member and the student through a hearing.

Council Chair

The Honor Code Council Chair is available to consult with faculty, teaching assistants and students on academic integrity issues including:

  • Preventing cheating
  • Enhancing academic integrity in the classroom
  • Talking about academic integrity in course syllabi
  • Handling accusations of academic misconduct for students
  • Reporting academic misconduct-related issues

Student Members

On an annual basis, the Student Government (Senate and House) will appoint the student representatives, with approval from the Dean of Students (DOS) and Associate Vice Provost for Experiential and Academic Initiatives (AVPEAI). The orientation session for the Council will cover the Honor Code policy thoroughly, as well as procedural processes. Every member will sign a confidentiality agreement and provide their contact information to the AVPEAI's Honor Code office.

Faculty Members

The Texas State Faculty Senate appoints faculty members to three-year terms.  Every college within the university is represented by at least one faculty member. Faculty members receive training about Honor Code Council procedures and sign a confidentiality oath.