Join SHAC!

SHAC Achievements

Some students were skipping necessary healthcare because they couldn't afford the $25 UC SHIP specialty copay. When SHAC found out, they worked hard to reduce this copay to just $10 for everyone on UC SHIP.

SHAC also successfully removed the $10 copay for mental health services. 

Be part of a team that brings student input to important healthcare decisions on campus: the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)! SHAC advises the UCSC Student Health Center and advocates for UCSC students on student health insurance for the UC system, UC SHIP.

What you’ll get:

  • A deep understanding of the healthcare needs of college students
  • A window into how health insurance works
  • Networking opportunities with leaders and students interested in healthcare
  • Resume material that shows participation in a campus committee
What you’ll do:
  • Advocate for health insurance benefits important to UCSC students
  • Participate in monthly meetings
  • Get input from fellow students on key decisions
  • Learn student health insurance policies, trade-offs, and use (orientation is provided!)
  • Join SHAC for a two-year term
Who can join?
  • Students who have UC SHIP
  • Any major
  • Undergraduate or graduate

When can I apply? SHAC is currently accepting applications.

To apply, please fill out the Student Committee on Committees Application Form and choose SHAC.

Contact Melissa Miller ( for more information about SHAC.