Honor Pledge Committee

HPC logo"On my honor, as a member of the UTMB community, I pledge to act with integrity, compassion and respect in all my academic and professional endeavors." 

Welcome to the Honor Pledge Committee! 

The Honor Pledge Committee was organized in 2001 to develop the UTMB Honor Pledge. The Honor Pledge is an important statement that revolves around three key principles: Compassion, Integrity, and Respect. These principles represent the foundation upon which UTMB thrives on as an institution. Honor Pledge plaques hand all around campus, serving as a reminder of the basic principles we strive for.

The Honor Pledge Committee's mission is to promote the three pillars - compassion, integrity, and respect - on campus in order to educate and unite the UTMB community. The Honor Pledge has no meaning unless each and every member of UTMB implements these principles into their daily lives and strives to lead by example. 

The Honor Pledge Pinning Ceremony

At New Student Orientation, Honor Pledge Committee officers lead all new students in the Honor Pledge and distribute pins to symbolize commitment to being compassionate, honest, and respectful.


By taking the Honor Pledge at Orientation, all students symbolically join the Honor Pledge Committee. All Honor Pledge Committee events are open to students campus-wide.  


The Honor Pledge Committee hosts several activities throughout the year including, the annual Inter-professionalism Panel, guest speaker presentations, pillar-themed social events, and community services events.

2017-2018 HPC Officers

President: Silpa Yarra

Vice President: Alex Brown

Pillar Chair: Merlinda Mena

Professionalism Liaison: Omneya Nassar

Public Relations Co-Chair: Yas Tuchaai

Public Relations Co-Chair: Taylor Harder

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How to Find Us?

Second Floor 
Lee Hage Jamail Student Center 
University of Texas Medical Branch 
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1316 

Telephone: (409) 772-1996 
FAX: (409) 747-2527