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.
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: Apply no later than September 4 at http://bit.ly/shac2015. Questions? Contact SHAC co-chairs Dax and Zoey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact SHAC co-chairs Dax Kangas and 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|
|Fadi Farsakh||Arab Recruitment and Retention Center|
|Jeremy-Chase Crawford*||At-large Graduate Student|
|Diya Das*||At-large Graduate Student|
|Hyunju Kim*||At-large Graduate Student|
|Jasmin Soltani||Berkeley Student Cooperative|
|Zoey Cigar-Hodge||Black Recruitment and Retention Center|
|Arianna Isolani||Committee on Student Fees|
|Min Choi||Educational Opportunity Program|
|Janell Tryon||Graduate Assembly|
|Dax Vivid*||Graduate Student Mental Health Advisory Committee|
|Benjamin Vanderschelden||Greek Community|
|Justin Crosby||Health Worker Program|
|Naomi Uwaka||Immigrant Students|
|Smriti Joneja||International Students|
|Phu Lam||Multi-Cultural Greek Council|
|Nupur Savalia||National Pan-Hellenic Council|
|Courtney Sarkin||Queer Students (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning)|
|Camila A. Moreno-Jimenez||Residence Hall Assembly|
|Caitlin DeClercq*||SHAC co-chair|
|Kahn Ryu||SHAC co-chair|
|Michelle Hong||Student Parents|
|Chris Nichols*||Student Veterans / Transfer Students|
|Daniela Garcia Santibanez Godoy||Students with Invisible/Non-Visible Disabilities|
|Kie Fujii||Students with Mobility + Other Disabilities|
|Non-voting staff members|
|Bene Gatzert||Tang Center|
|Claudia Covello||Tang Center|
|Kim Jarboe LaPean||Tang Center|