UHS Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) provides a student perspective to the associate vice president for health and wellness and other UHS clinicians and staff, in order to advance the quality of health care and services provided for students, while educating students about UHS.
- Provide input to the AVP and clinicians on issues concerning student health, such as accessibility, on-call hours, range of services, sensitivity to issues of culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, student fees, quality and general satisfaction.
- Make suggestions to, and engage in discussion with, clinicians and staff for enhancements to services and new program initiatives based on student input (which may include e-mail, forums, town hall meetings) regarding their wants and needs.
- Receive input from clinicians and staff regarding how we can best educate students.
- Discuss and recommend target issues for periodic UHS survey questionnaires to users.
- Develop programs to educate students about UHS, its services and important health care issues.
SHAC is composed of a group of both undergraduate and graduate members and strives to be representative of a diverse student population.
- Any U-M student is eligible to apply for membership!
- Prospective members must complete the interest form linked here. New members are selected based on factors such as interest, the merit of their application, and overall group composition. They will be invited to attend an informational meeting at the beginning of the academic year.
- To remain on SHAC, members must not have more than one absence per semester.
- Membership is withdrawn by alerting members of the group of the withdrawal, or by failing to meet attendance requirements without a valid explanation.
SHAC is chaired by three student coordinators.
SHAC meets monthly on Monday nights from 5:30-7:00pm during the academic year from September through April. Special meetings may be called as needed.
Prospective members must complete the interest form linked here. New members are selected based on factors such as interest, the merit of their application, and overall group composition. They will be invited to attend an informational meeting at the beginning of the academic year.