Skip Navigation and Go To Content

About Us

A welcome message to incoming UTHealth Houston students from Chijindu Diokpa, UTHealth Houston Student InterCouncil (SIC) President 2023-2024.

The SIC wants all incoming UTHealth Houston students to know who the SIC is, and what the SIC can do for you. Watch this brief welcome video, and be sure to visit the bottom of this page to connect with and get more information about the SIC. Thank you

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) is the UTHealth Houston student governance organization and is the recognized forum of student opinion and the primary vehicle for student participation in the governance of UTHealth Houston. The organization is composed of representatives from each of the UTHealth Houston schools and from at large student and international student constituencies.

The SIC contributes to the quality of student life at UTHealth Houston by participating in the development and implementation of policies and procedures affecting students; providing funds to support special projects of other student organizations; representing student interests on external and internal committees; improving communication among the schools through the publication of an SIC newsletter, Student Pulse; and planning and implementing activities that address the special needs of students.

The SIC is facilitated by Dr. LaTanya Love, Executive Vice President, Student and University Affairs. A faculty advisor is appointed to the SIC on the recommendation of the Interfaculty Council. The Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer in conjunction with the Office of Auxiliary Enterprises supports the endeavors of the SIC through administrative advisors, Tanedra Booker, Associate Director, Office of the EVP/CAO, and Cynthia Collier, Assistant to the Vice President-Chief Auxiliary Enterprises Officer.

The University’s student association is the Student InterCouncil (SIC), which is recognized as a forum for student opinion and comprises representatives from each of the schools and also has at large and international representation. 

  • Oldest standing committee of UTHealth Houston – established in 1979.
  • The SIC was formed to serve as the recognized forum of student opinion. It has representation from each of the six schools and includes special representation of underrepresented and international student groups.

  • Activities of the SIC include:
    • Review policies and procedures that impact students, e.g., sexual harassment, immunizations.
    • Review student tuition and fee changes and provide recommendations to the President, e.g. Student Fees Advisory Council.
    • Host an orientation at the beginning of the year for all returning and new members of the SIC.
    • Provide Project Funding to other registered UTHealth student organizations for events that benefit UTHealth students.
    • Representatives serve on external committees, e.g., UT System Student Advisory Council, Texas Medical Center Student Advisory Council.
    • Raise funds for student scholarships, e.g., Toshi Nikaidoh Service Award, Shohrae Hajibashi Memorial Leadership Award and SIC Academic Achievement Award.
    • Initiated the first SIC Sports Day in 2016 - a university athletic social event for students of all schools with games, food and fun.
    • Initiated the Spring Mixer event (Crawfish Boil) – a university social activity for students of all schools with food and fun.

Student InterCouncil
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tanedra (Nedra) Booker
SIC Advisor and Associate Director 

Yuliana Nunez
SIC Advisor and Senior Program Manager 

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) will hold meetings each academic year through the months of August through May. The first meeting is held as the SIC Orientation to introduce new and returning members to the responsibilities and duties of the Student Inter Council.  If you have questions about the SIC meetings please contact the 2023-2024 SIC Vice President, Ms. Jordan Swan or send an email to

Meeting Location: For 2023-2024 the meeting location will be University Center Tower (UCT) room 1726.

Meeting Time:  Third Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2022-2023 Meeting Dates/Minutes 2023-2024 Meeting Dates/Minutes
August 31, 2022 (Orientation) August 19, 2023 (Orientation)
September 19, 2022 September 19, 2023
October 17, 2022 October 17, 2023
November 14, 2022 November 14, 2023
December (no planned meeting) December (no planned meeting)
January 23, 2023 January  2024
February 20, 2023 February 2024
March 27, 2023 March 2024
April 17, 2023 April 2024
May (no planned meeting) May (no planned meeting)

Student InterCouncil Mission Statement

The purpose of the SIC shall be to improve the quality of student life at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) by providing an opportunity for the voice of the student body to be expressed and for student-based solutions to be advanced in coordination with administrative policies.


Student Pulse Header


Welcome!  As Historian, my responsibilities include being Editor-in-Chief of the SIC student newsletter, Student Pulse. The Pulse is released quarterly to help develop awareness and communication among the students of all six UTHealth schools. In order to achieve this goal, the SIC needs students to send us news from your school or student organization.  Send us announcements about upcoming events, scholarship awards, fundraising opportunities, volunteering, etc. Together we can work toward a more unified UTHealth student community and support one another toward our common endeavors.

Please send your announcements and information to with a subject line of “Student Pulse Article”.


Academic Year 2022-2023              Academic Year 2023-2024             
December 2022 Student Pulse December 2023 Student Pulse
Spring 2023 Student Pulse Spring 2024 Student Pulse


Academic Year 2022-2023                 Academic Year 2023-2024              
Salutation 2022 Salutation 2023
Wellness Week/Sports Day 2022 Sports Day 2023

The Student InterCouncil publishes Student Pulse from September through May at UTHealth Houston. The opinions expressed in Student Pulse do not necessarily represent the opinions of the UTHealth Houston administration and are not UTHealth Houston policy, unless specifically stated. The editors reserve the right to edit any material submitted for this publication.