Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Committee is an advisory board to University Health Services and campus administration that represents the entire student population at UC Berkeley. 

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is made up of a diverse network of student representatives who help 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 in 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:

  • 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


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. 

Apply to SHAC

Are you interested in student health? Do you want to voice the health issues of your communities? Make a positive impact on campus health by applying to the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)!

University Health Services is looking for both undergraduate and graduate / professional students to join the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC).  

  • 2023-24 Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 pm at the Tang Center. Meeting dates:

    • Fall 2023: 9/27, 10/25, 11/29. (3 meetings)

    • Spring 2024: 1/31, 2/28, 3/20, 4/24. (4 meetings)

  • APPLY/DEADLINE: The SHAC application for 2023-24 closed. Please email if you are interested in joining.

Contact Us


Staff to the Committee: 

SHAC 2019-20 group photo

SHAC committee group photo 2016-17

SHAC 2015-16

SHAC 2014-15

SHAC 2013-14