Since the Fall of 1972, the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) has served as an advocate for UCLA students. Specifically, SHAC works to ensure that the services students receive at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center address the unique health care needs of students. SHAC membership includes four graduate student representatives and four undergraduate representatives appointed by student government, 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.
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 (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).
Student Insurance Review
SHAC is part of the committee that reviews the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) including medical, behavioral health, dental, and vision coverage. In this role, SHAC makes recommendations about how to balance requests for new benefits and still maintain affordable health plan costs for students.
SHAC participates in reviewing the Student Health Services annual budget and provides recommendations about the priority of all requests for additional funds. Along with this task, SHAC has direct input to the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC).
Interested in participating in SHAC?
SHAC meetings are open to all students, so please contact us if you would like to attend. However, if you are interested in becoming a SHAC member for the upcoming academic year, please contact your student government 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. These are stipended positions.
If you are a graduate student, check out the GSA website for more information at http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/, or e-mail the GSA president at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an undergraduate, email the Undergraduate Students Association President at email@example.com. You may also contact Chris Lewis, the Student Health Services liaisons to SHAC.