UT University Health Services

Student Health Advisory Committee

SHAC members

About SHAC
Mission Statement
Why Choose SHAC?
Get Involved
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact SHAC
Current Member Resources

About SHAC

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) provides an essential link between University Health Services, and the UT student body. SHAC members also serve as ambassadors for the larger Healthyhorns umbrella of departments, which includes UHS, the Counseling and Mental Health Center and Longhorn Wellness Center. Members help to promote services, initiatives and participate actively in departmental events.

During general meetings and subcommittee meetings, members work on student-led projects, plan campus-wide events, hear from university guest speakers and provide feedback on a variety of health-related initiatives. SHAC offers members an opportunity to engage in a range of leadership and volunteer opportunities throughout the semester.

SHAC is made up of members selected through an application and interview process. The diverse membership includes undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds, interests and majors.

Mission Statement

To serve as a liaison between the student body and the University Health Services (UHS) administration by representing student health concerns and be ambassadors of Healthyhorns on campus.

SHAC acts as a student organization for individuals interested in promoting health services and gaining leadership skills to represent all groups of the student body and voice student concerns to UHS staff and administrators.

Why Choose SHAC?

As a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop insights about healthcare in a college setting and relay student input to UHS administration
  • Work directly with administration
  • Volunteer at departmental events around campus
  • Participate in the interview process for incoming staff
  • Represent UT at regional and national college health conferences
  • Help plan campus-wide events that promote student awareness for campus health and wellness resources
  • Develop leadership and professional skills
  • Network with fellow students and UHS staff


SHAC has been involved in a wide range of activities, including:

  • Recommending the UHS Nurse Advice Line to students. The line is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • Initiating the UHS Clinic Volunteer program to give students hands-on experience on campus in the healthcare field.
  • Participating and presenting at several American College Health Association annual meetings as representatives of The University of Texas.
  • Implementing patient satisfaction surveys and collecting campus-wide student health concerns and feedback.

Get Involved

Message us on our Instagram or Facebook with questions or email us at utaustinshac@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does SHAC meet?
Our mandatory meetings are twice a week. General Body meetings with all SHAC members are on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. Subcommittee meetings are separate one-hour meetings that are led by the SHAC leadership team on a weekly basis.

What happens at SHAC weekly meetings?
Meetings are where we brainstorm ideas for student-led initiatives and put plans in place to execute those initiatives. Members regularly have workshops, speakers, and opportunities for education and professional development. We also socialize, eat food together, and have fun!

What happens at subcommittee weekly meetings?
We break into groups and work on different health initiatives or SHAC events on campus. Members have the opportunity to rank their subcommittee preferences at the first SHAC weekly meeting.

Are there point requirements?
Yes, members must complete a set number of hours of volunteer work related to UHS and SHAC programs and events.

What type of volunteering opportunities are offered?
There are numerous volunteer opportunities including tabling for outreach and recruitment and staffing events put on by SHAC for the campus community. These include:

  • Flu shot clinic volunteering
  • Event coordination and volunteering
  • Social media promotion
  • UHS leadership interviews

Contact SHAC


Current Member Resources


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Student Services Building (SSB)


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