Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Committee is:

  • a dedicated group of students voicing the needs & concerns of the UNI student body.
  • comprised of students and Health Center staff who have an interest and concern about the health of UNI students.

The role of the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is to inform students about fees, services, and educate students about health issues and prevention. Any recommendations coming from the Student Health Advisory Committee for increases in the Mandatory Health Fee must be presented to the Student Services Fee Committee prior to the SSF development of its recommendations for any given year.

SHAC Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for the health needs of students
  • Advise the Director and University Student Body President on Student Health Clinic programs, scope of services and programs
  • Educate students about Student Health Center resources
  • Conduct outreach to build Student Health Center visibility
  • Assess Student Health Center programs to ensure student needs are met
  • Recommend policy changes to better meet student needs
  • Administer and collects information through patient or student surveys
  • Promote healthy decision making with campus campaigns and programs

Benefits of being a SHAC member:

  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Help improve the quality of student life through better health
  • Network with other campus leaders
  • Participation can be documented on your resume for further professional education or careers

To be a part of the SHAC team: