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Student Health Advisory Council

Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Mission

  1. To serve the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) as student advocates and to serve as liaison between the HCC and students, student government organizations, and University administration when appropriate.
  2. To represent the student body by helping to develop policies, services, and programs of the HCC and making recommendations to the HCC administration.
  3. To obtain student opinion on student health and wellness issues with the cooperation of the other health and student organizations.
  4. To insure quality health and wellness services by transmitting student concerns and interests to the HCC administration.
  5. To review and make recommendations related to the Health and Counseling Fee (HCF) and Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
  6. To assist in the recruitment of HCC professional staff as appropriate and to actively take part in the interviewing process.


SHAC Structure

The Executive Director of Health and Counseling serves as the Chair of the SHAC. The ED will review applications from students and appoint students to create a membership that is representative of the student body.  SHAC members must either have purchased the Health & Counseling Fee or the Student Health Insurance to be eligible to serve since those are the students who typically access services at the HCC.

SHAC will be made up of at least seven additional members including both Undergraduate Student Representatives and Graduate/Professional Student Representatives. Any student enrolled in at least 9 credits is eligible for SHAC membership.  Students are expected to commit to serving for at least one academic year. Students may remain on the committee for up to four years if they continue to meet the enrollment requirement.                                

SHAC will meet at least once per quarter for a dinner or lunch meeting. Each member will be paid a stipend of $25 for each meeting attended. SHAC members will be expected to attend a minimum of 75% of scheduled meetings to maintain membership. 

Since SHAC represents the student body to the administration of the HCC, students must either have purchased the Health & Counseling Fee or the Student Health Insurance to be eligible to serve on SHAC.


  • Support the mission of SHAC and attend at least 75% of scheduled meeting
  • Be prepared for each meeting and be willing to dedicate some time outside of meetings toward accomplishing tasks
  • Actively engage with the student body to solicit feedback regarding the HCC experience

Student Health Advisory Council Application