The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) represents the needs and ideas of university students. Members include undergraduate, graduate and professional students who speak for student groups like the Minnesota Student Association, Professional Student Government and Council of Graduate Students.
SHAC members advise Boynton on how to improve the health of the university community. One of its most important roles is to help develop the Student Services Fee (SSF) requests. SHAC members approve the final request and participate in fee hearings.
Student organizations and centers have worked with SHAC to voice their concerns and take action to improve campus health. Over the past few years, these actions have included: prioritizing and acquiring SSF dollars for mental health initiatives, expanding mental health services on both West and East Bank, establishing a drug disposal station in Boynton Pharmacy, implementing the Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy, and creating the Nutritious U Food Pantry.
To see the current SHAC roster, please check the SHAC GopherLink web page.
To inquire about joining SHAC, please contact SHAC Advisor and Boynton's Director of Public Health and Communications, Dave Golden (he/him/his) at 612-626-6738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions or suggestions for SHAC? Please fill out the SHAC question and suggestion form.
SHAC meetings will be held virtually until further notice from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the academic year. SHAC does not meet during finals, university holidays, breaks and summer. Meetings are open.