Student Health Advisory Committee
Since the Fall of 1972, the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) has served as an advocate for UCLA students, working with the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center to ensure that student health care needs are met. The committee consists of four graduate student representatives and four undergraduate student representatives appointed by the respective student governments, as well as a non-voting administrative liaison appointed by the Ashe Center. The committee makes its recommendations to the UCLA Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Health. To view the SHAC Charter, click here.
It is our mission to ensure that UCLA student health interests are represented in the development of health care policies and programs, so all students will have access to high quality, efficient, and cost effective health care.
SHAC gathers and reviews information about students’ satisfaction with the Ashe Center and about problems students encounter in obtaining care or using the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). To do this, SHAC reviews anonymous copies of comment cards submitted to the Ashe Center as well as other student satisfaction comments submitted by other means. SHAC also participates in information fairs and works with other student groups such as the Student Health Advocates (SHAs), Student Welfare Commission (SWC), Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC). We also host quarterly town halls for the entire student body.
Student Insurance Review
SHAC is part of the committee that reviews the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) including medical, behavioral health, dental, and vision coverage. In this role, SHAC makes recommendations about how to balance requests for new benefits and maintain affordable health plan costs for students.
SHAC meetings are open to all students, so please contact us by email if you would like to attend our next meeting.
If you are interested in becoming a SHAC member for the upcoming academic year, please contact your newly elected student government during Spring Quarter for more information. We encourage anyone interested in campus health care to apply. You must be a student in good academic standing, attend meetings regularly, and participate actively. The SHAC appointment is a stipend position.
Are you a graduate student?
Check out the GSA website for more information at http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/, or e-mail the GSA president.
Are you an undergraduate student?
Email the Undergraduate Students Association President at email@example.com.
Still have Questions or Want More Information?
Please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. These emails are monitored by 8 of your peers, so please do not include any personal health information in the content of your email. You may also contact Geno Mehalik, The Ashe Center Liaison to SHAC.
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