Student Health Advisory Committee
The OHSU Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) serves as a forum for student voices working alongside JBT Health & Wellness Center staff to help ensure that student health care needs are met. The committee consists of student representatives appointed by their respective program/schools to represent the interests of their individual student bodies. It also includes school faculty and staff, and various key stakeholders from the University (Registrar, Financial Aid, etc.).
SHAC convenes monthly during the academic year from October through May/June. Meetings are typically held in the Old Library Auditorium with video conferencing available this year at the CLSB (Collaborative Life Sciences Building). Meeting minutes are sent out within a week of our meetings.
Student Health Insurance Review
SHAC representatives participate in the insurance review and renewal process which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. In this role, SHAC makes recommendations about how to balance requests for new benefits while maintaining affordable health insurance for all students.
SHAC Student & School Representative Role and Responsibilities
Student and school representatives are responsible for representing the interests of their respective student bodies. In addition, they hold responsibility for disseminating information from the advisory meetings back to their student bodies in a timely and comprehensive manner.