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) meets 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.

Members can expect to gain an understanding of UHS services as well as navigating health care and health insurance. SHAC offers experience being on an active committee and working with other students and UHS administrators to positively influence the health and well-being of the campus.  It also provides an opportunity for students to be health leaders in their respective communities.


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 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).  SHAC fosters an organized dialogue among students, communities, and the UHS Assistant Vice Chancellor / senior managers about student health and well-being needs. Members consult and provide feedback on accessibility, health care programs and services and emerging student needs.

  • MEETING TIMES | SHAC meets four times per semester on Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm on 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/2 for Fall 2020 (meetings will be held virtually) and 1/27, 2/17, 3/17, and 4/21 for Spring 2021.

  • APPLY/DEADLINE | SHAC applications period for Fall 2020-21 is now open.  Please apply no later than Thursday, September 17, 2020.  Questions? Contact SHAC student coordinator Maude Tipton at

  • Download the "Apply for SHAC" flier.

For more information, contact SHAC student coordinator Maude Tipton at

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

SHAC 2020-21 (Membership Recruitment in Progress)

Photo Name/Community

Maude Tipton

Maude Tipton

SHAC Student Coordinator

Kaitlyn Hodge


Zac Lingas SHAC

Zac Weiner

Student Parents

Dani McMillion

Dani McMillion

African-American/Black Students

Michael Savides


Non-voting members

Tami Cate- Communications Manager, UHS Tang Center
Tobirus Newby - Director of Social Services, UHS Tang Center
Guy Nicolette, MD - Assistant Vice Chancellor, UHS Tang Center

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