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UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center

About SHAC

The UCLA Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) was established on the UCLA campus on November 2, 1972. SHAC was formed in order to provide formal student participation into the administration of UCLA Student Health Services (The Ashe Center).

As the officially recognized UCLA student committee charged with having oversight and input into the provision of health services as well as with fostering the overall health and wellbeing of UCLA students, SHAC has established formal relationships not only with the Ashe Center, but also with other administrative bodies associated with student health and wellness and organizations charged with the oversight of these programs. These programs include, but are not limited to: The Ashe Center, Student Affairs, the University of California Office of the President, Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS), the Undergraduate Student Association (USAC), and the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Our Charter & Bylaws

To learn more about SHAC, read the SHAC Charter.

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SHAC Priorities


SHAC gathers and reviews information about students’ satisfaction with the Ashe Center and about challenges students encounter in obtaining care or using the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). To do so, SHAC reviews anonymous feedback from Ashe Center kiosks, speaks with campus groups and representatives, and directly responds to student emails. SHAC also participates in information fairs and works with other student groups such as the Student Health Advocates (SHAs), Student Wellness Commission (SWC), Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC). We also host quarterly outreach and educational events for the entire student body.

Student Insurance Review

SHAC is part of the Executive Oversight Board that reviews the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) including pharmacy, 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.


In addition to conveying concerns and recommendations to UCLA student health administrators, SHAC is briefed on new initiatives and asked for input on potential changes to policies and services.

Get Involved

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 two-year stipended position with a two-year commitment.

Are you a graduate student?

Visit the GSA website for more information, or e-mail the GSA president.

Are you an undergraduate student?

Visit the USAC website for more information, or e-mail the USAC​ President.

SHAC Meeting Minutes

See the latest SHAC meeting minutes by accessing their public Google Drive.

SHAC Meeting Minutes on Google Drive

If you have trouble accessing these meeting minutes, please contact for assistance.

Contact SHAC

NOTICE: In order to protect your PRIVACY, please do NOT include any personal health information in the content of your message. This is NOT an encrypted (i.e. secure) mode of communication and confidentiality cannot be absolutely guaranteed.

If you have any comments about your experience with the student health services at UCLA and for general questions, please send us an email at For updates and to learn more, please visit our Facebook page:

SHAC meetings are open to all students, so please contact us by email if you would like to attend our next meeting.

SHAC Meeting Calendar

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Committee Members

Aaron Ahdoot, SHAC Chair

Goal: To create robust approaches for quality, equitable student healthcare by providing cultural-specific health avenues to students on campus.

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Benjamin Kurnick, SHAC Vice-Chair

Goal: To represent and protect the student bodies opinions and ensure proper healthcare coverage for all UCLA students.

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Rosalinda Moreno

Goal: To assure UCLA students have access to quality healthcare and be a voice for student who might not feel represented.

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Hannah Oltman

Goal: To advocate for better healthcare treatment and increased communication between UCLA and the student body surrounding health literacy and resources on campus.

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Newsha Panahi

Goal: Advocating for improvement of students access to general and mental health and enhancing the health literacy of students, especially minorities and those with disadvantage backgrounds.

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Jacquelyn Aramkul

Goal: Ensure that students are aware of all the health resources UCLA has and how to take advantage of them.

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Katherine Pohl

Goal: To survey the student body regarding medical needs currently not covered by the student insurance policy and to advocate for coverage of those needs.

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