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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

Recruitment has begun for the University Health Center Student Greeter Program, which is designed to help students navigate the health center and empower them to become informed, active partners in their health. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

The general responsibilities of student greeters are as follows:

  • Greet students as they arrive at the health center, making them feel welcome and comfortable
  • Help patients use the check-in kiosks
  • Look up appointments in the health center software
  • Help guide patients to their provider/clinic, once they are checked in
  • Answer any questions patients may have

The time commitment is four hours per week. 

Group interviews will take place at UHC on April 18, 2019, from 2:00–5:00 p.m., and April 19, 2019, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. Successful candidates must complete a training program the weeks of April 23 and 29, 2019 (three two-hour evening sessions).  

If you are interested in applying, complete the online application. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Reich at