Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

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) is made up of a diverse network of student representatives that help to amplify student voices in decisions related to our health and healthcare.

SHAC members work alongside UHS staff and administrators to help further UHS’s commitment to providing quality, culturally competent healthcare to students and reducing the disparities to accessing care.  The goal of SHAC is to work in alignment with UHS’s Strategic Plan/Goals and committee members work on key initiatives from each of the Strategic Plan areas (listed below), so that the student voice and input are incorporated into the short-term and long-term planning and implementation of these goals:

More information on UHS Strategic Plan:  https://uhs.berkeley.edu/uhs-strategic-plan

1. Bold Health Leadership

2. Predictive Prevention

3. Access to Seamless Integrated Care

4. Dismantling Anti-Black Racism 

5. Research and Data-Driven Advances

6. Enterprising Investment 

Membership 

SHAC strives to reflect the diversity of the student body and includes representatives from many campus organizations and communities including; the ASUC, Bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Committee on Student Fees, Greek Community, Graduate Assembly, Health Worker Peer Education Program, immigrant Students, international students, multiple recruitment and retention centers, National Pan-Hellenic Council, queer and transgender students, Residence Hall Assembly, Student Parent Association, Students with Disabilities (DSP), Transfer/Re-entry Student Association, Underground Scholars, 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 / professional students to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC).  

  • MEETING TIMES | Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm on 9/29, 10/20, 11/17, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20.  Our first fall meeting will be virtual and we will assess with the group whether meetings will be in-person or virtual.

  • APPLY/DEADLINE | SHAC application for 2021-22.  (Update as of 9/16: Thanks to all those who have applied!  We are almost complete with our committee membership and are seeking a few more Graduate/Professional students to join!

  • Download the "Apply for SHAC" flier.

For more information, contact SHAC at shac@berkeley.edu.

Contact Us
Email: shac@berkeley.edu 
Staff to the Committee: Tami Cate, UHS Communications Manager (510) 664-7168 and Tobirus Newby, UHS Director of Social Services (510) 642-6074

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SHAC committee group photo 2016-17

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