Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

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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 Assistant Vice Chancellor and 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.
  • Identify educational/informational needs of students.
  • Address barriers related to seeking care and provide 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.

Membership 

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.

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.

Make a Positive Impact on Campus Health: Apply for SHAC

Interested 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 Tuesdays from 5-7pm on Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 (5-8pm) for Fall 2018; Feb. 12, Mar. 19 and Apr. 23 for Spring 2019. There is a mandatory New Member Orientation on Tuesday, October 2 from 5-7pm. 

  • APPLY/DEADLINE | The SHAC application period for 2018-19 is closed. Questions? Contact SHAC student coordinator Mariah De Zuzuarregui at shac@berkeley.edu.

  • Download the flier here (PDF).

For more information, contact SHAC student coordinator Mariah De Zuzuarregui at shac@berkeley.edu.

Contact Us
Email: shac@berkeley.edu 
Staff to the Committee: Bene Gatzert, (510) 642-3629 and Tami Cate, (510) 664-7168

SHAC 2018-19 Membership Listing

Photo Name/Community

Adrianna Aguilar SHAC

Adrianna Aguilar

Educational Opportunity Program

Alina Bieschke SHAC

Alina Bieschke

At-Large Undergraduate Student

Riley Brown

Greek Life

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Mariah De Zuzuarregui

Student Coordinator/Transfer Students

Maelia DuBois SHAC

Maelia DuBois

At-Large Graduate Student

Raj Fadadu SHAC

Raj Fadadu

Graduate Assembly

Joyce Huchin SHAC

Joyce Huchin

ASUC

Sam Ku SHAC

Sam Ku

Transgender, Gender Non-Coforming, and Gender Queer Students

Zac Lingas SHAC

Zac Lingas

Student Parents

Francess Odibo SHAC

Francess Odibo

African-American/Black Students

Gabby Paras

Filipinx Community

Neal Patel

Committee on Student Fees

Fred SHAC

Fredrique Pineda

Asian Pacific Islander Students 

Natalie Sandoval SHAC

Natalie Sandoval

Residence Hall Assembly

Pierre Tchetgen SHAC

Pierre Tchetgen

At-Large Graduate Student

Andrea Tirado SHAC

Andrea Tirado

Raices Recruitment and Retention Center

Kyla Whitmore SHAC

Kyla Whitmore

Students With Disabilities

Justin Yoo

At-Large Graduate Student

Annie Yu

Annie Yu

First-Generation Students

Non-voting members

Tami Cate - UHS Tang Center
Bene Gatzert - UHS Tang Center
Anna Harte - UHS Tang Center

2018-19 Student Coordinator Mariah De Zuzuarregui 

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