SHAC 2015-16 Co-chairs Dax Vivid & Zoey Cigar-Hodge
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.
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.
2015-16 Recruiting Update
SHAC membership recruiting period is now open! See application details below:
Make a Positive Impact on Campus Health: Apply for SHACInterested in student health? Do you want to voice the health issues of your communities? The Tang Center/University Health Services is looking for both undergraduate and graduate students to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). SHAC fosters an organized dialogue between students and the Tang Center Executive Director and senior managers about student health and counseling needs. Members consult on programs/services, student health insurance and budget issues, informational needs of students, accessibility and ease of use, and emerging student issues.
MEETING TIMES | SHAC meets three times per semester on Wednesdays from 5-7pm on 9/23, 10/21, 11/18 for Fall 2015 and 2/10, 3/16, and 4/20 for Spring 2016. New members will also be required to attend a mandatory new member orientation on Wednesday 10/1 from 5-7pm.
APPLY | DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by September 7 for first selection deadline at http://bit.ly/shac2015. Those applying by the original deadline will given priority consideration. We will continue to accept applications after the deadline for certain open community positions. Questions? Contact SHAC co-chairs Dax Vivid & Zoey Cigar-Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact SHAC co-chairs Dax Vivid & Zoey Cigar-Hodge (SHAC chairs) at email@example.com.
Staff to the Committee: Bene Gatzert, (510) 642-3629 and Kim Jarboe LaPean, (510) 643-3920
|Member name *=graduate student||Community|
|Brittney Enin||African-American/Black Students|
|Fadi Farsakh||Arab Recruitment and Retention Center|
|Diya Das||At-large Graduate Student|
|D'Mani Thomas||At-large Undergraduate Student|
|Maya Mahajan||At-large Undergraduate Student|
|Marisa Maisiak||Berkeley Student Cooperative|
|Gabriel Tolliver||Cal Vets|
|Pending||Committee on Student Fees|
|Camila A. Moreno-Jimenez||Educational Opportunity Program|
|Mark Shapero||Graduate Assembly|
|Andrew Mead||Greek Community|
|Naomi Uwaka||Immigrant Students|
|Ashton Teng||International Students / Transgender Students|
|Courtney Sarkin||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning Students and Health Worker Program|
|Maricarmen Hernandez||Multi-Cultural Greek Council|
|Paolo Joaquin||Pilipino Academic Student Services (PASS) and REACH! Asian Pacific American Recruitment and Retention Center|
|Pending||Residence Hall Assembly|
|Zoey Cigar-Hodge||SHAC co-chair|
|Dax Vivid||SHAC co-chair|
|Marten Lohstroh||Student Parents / Graduate Student|
|Erica Lawrence||Students with Disabilities|
|Arvin Azizi||Transfer Students|
|Elioth Gomez||Undocumented Students|
|Bene Gatzert||Tang Center|
|Claudia Covello||Tang Center|
|Kim LaPean||Tang Center|