Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

SHAC 2014-15 Co-chairs Kahn Ryu & Caitlin DeClercq

SHAC 2014-15 Co-chairs Kahn Ryu & Caitlin DeClercq

The Student Health Advisory Committee is an advisory board to University Health Services-Tang Center and campus administration that represents the entire student population at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) meets 3-4 times per semester and makes recommendations to the Tang Center Executive Director and the senior management team of University Health Services--Tang Center (UHS). The specific functions of SHAC are to:

  • Create an organized dialogue between students and administration about student health and counseling needs, and UHS programs and services.
  • Provide program and service advice/consultation.
  • Advise UHS regarding insurance and budget issues, and student impact.
  • Identify educational/informational needs of students.
  • Address barriers related to seeking care and provide user feedback around accessibility and ease of use.
  • Assess emerging student issues and keep UHS connected to student life and campus.
  • Give campus administrators planning advice given student needs and budget constraints.
  • Assess perception of UHS services.
  • Provide student input through additional channels such as hiring and other Tang Center committees.

SHAC strives to reflect the diversity of the student body and includes representatives from the ASUC, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Committee on Student Fees, Greek Community, Graduate Assembly, Health Worker Peer Education Program, Immigrant Student Issues Coalition, international students, multiple recruitment and retention centers, National Pan-Hellenic Council, queer and transgender students, Residence Hall Assembly, Student Parent Association, Transfer/Re-entry Student Association, University Students Cooperative Association and at-large undergraduate and graduate students. See membership list below.

Joining SHAC
The official SHAC membership recruiting period begins at the start of each fall semester. Open positions for specific communities can be filled throughout the academic year.

2014-15 Recruiting Update
SHAC membership recruiting period is now open. Please see details below and apply here via Google form. For more information, contact SHAC co-chairs Caitlin DeClercq and Kahn Ryu (SHAC chairs) at

SHAC 2014-15 Recruiting:
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) fosters an open dialogue between students and Tang Center leaders about student health and counseling needs. Members assess programs and services, consult on student health insurance and budget issues, and address emerging informational needs, accessibility and ease of use. SHAC meets three times per semester on Wednesdays from 5-7pm and the commitment is yearlong. Our six meeting dates for the year are dates: Wednesdays, 9/24, 10/15, 11/19, 2/11, 3/18, 4/15. There will be a mandatory new member orientation on 10/1.



Contact Us
Staff to the Committee: Bene Gatzert, (510) 642-3629 and Kim Jarboe LaPean, (510) 643-3920

Related Links


SHAC 2014-15 Membership Listing (currently recruiting)


Member name *=graduate student Community

Health Fee Advisory Board


At-Large Graduate Student (also in Berkeley Student Cooperative)


Berkeley Student Cooperative


Students with Invisible Disabilities




At-Large Graduate Student + Liaison to UC Office of the President (UCOP)  regarding student health matters


Greek Community


At-Large Graduate Student


At-Large Graduate Student


Residence Hall Assembly


Student Parents


Raza Recruitment and Retention Center


Queer Students (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer (Sexual Orientation), Questioning)


Students with Mobility and Other Disabilities


Health Worker Program


Committee on Student Fees


SHAC co-chair


International Students


Educational Opportunity Program


National Pan-Hellenic Council


Transfer Students


Graduate Assembly


Multi-cultural Greek Council


Queer Students (Trans, Gender non-conforming, Gender Queer, Questioning)


Non-voting members

Bene Gatzert

Tang Center

Claudia Covello

Tang Center

Kim LaPean

Tang Center


SHAC 2013-14

SHAC 2013-14


SHAC 2012-13

SHAC members 2012-13



SHAC 2011-12

SHAC members 2012


SHAC 2010-11

SHAC 2010


SHAC 2009-10


SHAC 2008-09




SHAC 2007-08

SHAC 2008-09


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