2015 Honors Institute: Policies

Check-out Procedures
The Honors Institute officially ends on Friday night, June 19, following the final seminar meeting. All participants must vacate their dorm rooms by 11:00 am on Saturday, June 20. Participants will be charged $200 if the room is not vacated by 11:00 am. Since key cards do not need to be returned to the university, no formal check out is necessary.


The Honors Institute is open only to Phi Theta Kappa members and advisors. Family members or guest of participants cannot be accommodated in residence halls, at Institute meal functions or at any Institute events.

Lost and Found
Lost and found items should be turned in at the Phi Theta Kappa office located in Casas del Rio.

Lost Keys
Each program participant will receive one building/suite card at check-in. The key card will serve as entrance into assigned buildings and sleeping rooms. There is a $50 charge for lockouts or replacement key cards. To replace your key card, contact the front desk at Casas Del Rio.

Smoking is not permitted inside any campus residential buildings.

Meal Cards
Each Honors Institute participant will receive a pre-paid meal card for use in La Posada Dining Hall. Cards will cover dinner on Monday night; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and breakfast on Saturday. A $10 fee will be charged to replace lost meal cards.

In addition to meal options in the dining hall, the Student Union offers a food court with a variety of vendors. Attendees may purchase food from the food court using their cash or personal credit cards.

Personal and Property Safety
Please note that neither Phi Theta Kappa nor the University of New Mexico can be responsible for the safety of any items left in the residence hall rooms or in any campus building. Neither Phi Theta Kappa nor the University of New Mexico can accept any responsibility for any mishap or incident occurring off-campus on R&R Day, or at any other time.

Recording Speaker Presentations
Recording general sessions or seminar meetings with guest speakers is prohibited. General Session speaker presentations will be available for viewing on ptk.org after the 2015 Honors Institute.

Speakers' Views
The views expressed by the Institute speakers do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society or the University of New Mexico.

Zero Tolerance Policy
The use of alcohol or illegal substances will not be tolerated during the Honors Institute on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Institute participants found using these substances will be required to leave the Honors Institute at their own expense and college officials may be notified of their expulsion.