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Student Health Advisory Committee

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) members work with UO students and the University Health Center (UHC) to provide the best quality health care and support. They promote public health policies and organize events and outreach to meaningfully connect UHC with UO students. SHAC members are also educated in UHC policy in order to effectively connect the student body with UHC. Members frequently communicate with the UHC executive leadership in order to give student voice to administrative decisions.

Each year we need new students to participate in SHAC:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Get connected to the health of our campus
  • Meet new people
  • Help change the culture of health in your community

Want to know more about being a member of SHAC? Drop into one of our weekly meetings, meet the current members, and find out if SHAC is right for you. SHAC meets every Thursday during the academic year from 5:00–6:00 p.m. Check out the SHAC Orgsync page for meeting location and more information. We hope you stop by!

Peer Wellness Advocates

Peer Wellness Advocates (PWA) is a peer-to-peer volunteer organization that provides educational, non-judgmental health information and resources to the UO community. PWA is open to all students at the UO and facilitates health and wellness programs at the Duck Nest wellness center.

Benefits of being a member of Peer Wellness Advocates:

  • Improved leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Volunteer experience
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the health of UO students
  • Being involved in social justice for health and well-being
  • Skill development and career enhancement

How to become a volunteer:

Want to know more? Come visit us at the Duck Nest, EMU 041, chat with one of our current PWAs, and learn how you can get involved.

Student Greeters

University Health Center greeters are part-time volunteer positions open to UO students. Duties of student greeters include:

  • Helping students navigate the health center
  • Guiding first-time patients on how to use the check-in kiosks
  • Directing patients to the appropriate waiting area
  • Helping students locate offices or departments elsewhere in the building

Interested students can contact Angela Long, UHC director of health initiatives, at