Ways to Get Involved
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is appointed annually and advises Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) about services and fees. Six (6) student representatives are appointed by Student Health and Counseling Services who represent major constituencies throughout the campus community. There are also single representatives from the Academic Senate, Staff Council, and Administration.
The purpose of SHAC is to promote the general health and welfare of the campus community by:
- Acting as a liaison between students and SHCS.
- Disseminating information regarding both general and special services offered by SHCS.
- Exploring the various health needs of the campus and attempting to see those needs resolved.
- Periodically reviewing and evaluating programs and policies of SHCS, including consumer complaints and comments.
- Recommending to the Executive Director new programs or modifications of existing programs which would upgrade health care and be consistent with policies of SHCS. Such recommendations shall in no manner detail the practice of medicine.
- Recommending, in full consultation with the Executive Director of SHCS, new programs or modifications of existing programs to the University President. These recommendations shall in no way detail the practice of medicine.
- Being responsive to the needs, ideas and general feelings expressed by the students.
- To consider proposed augmented services prior to review by the University President.
Meetings are held at least once each quarter. If you are a student interested in serving on this committee, please contact the Executive Director of SHCS.
Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are paid student assistants, usually with backgrounds in some area of health and wellness, who receive extensive training and education in the various components of health. Job openings are posted through BroncoConnection and the Career Center. PHEs staffed at the Wellness Center are involved in various duties including managing the front reception area, counseling students individually, reviewing assessments with students who walk in the door, and are in involved in planning and executing health related programs on campus.
Do you have an interest in volunteering for opportunities that allow you to learn and work with Health Education Staff and Student professionals? We are looking for a group of dedicated individuals who wish to gain experience in a medical/health education setting. Some of the duties might entail:
- Promoting various educational programs and services by posting fliers and staking posters on campus
- Joining a group of peers to stuff various promotional kits used for educational purposes
- Assisting with eveents and other activities as needed
If you would like to join our team of volunteers, please complete the brief form below and we'll notify you of opportunities as they arise [note: you must be 18 or older to participate].
Active Minds is a national 501(c)3 organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.
By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses nationwide, the nonprofit organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.
Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses nationwide.