Want to get involved and have an impact on student health and well-being?

The Student Health Advisory Board is currently recruiting members for the 2017-2018 academic year.

About SHAB

The Student Health Advisory board serves the following functions:

  1. Evaluate proposed budgets of Student Health Services (SHS) and recommend an annual budget to the SHS Executive Director. 
  2. Recommend the SHS health fee to the Student Incidental Fee Committee (SIFC). 
  3. Evaluate and recommend changes to SHS programs and services based on the best interests of OSU students. 
  4. Serve as a liaison between the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU), SIFC and SHS. 
  5. Identify initiatives that promote a healthy university community. 


To be eligible to apply for the SHAB, the applicant must:

  1. Be a health fee-paying student. 
  2. Achieve and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) or higher.
  3. Be available for one hour per week for SHAB meetings. 


  1. If selected, you must commit for at least a one-year term.
  2. You will be expected to attend regular meetings and/or participate on subcommittees for a total of 1-2 hours per week. 
  3. SHAB meetings are held every other week in fall and spring terms and every week during winter term. Meeting times are based on student schedules.

Learn more

Undergraduate Student Informational Sessions

  • April 25th, 10am, Student Health Services Plageman Building 322b
  • May 9th, 10am, Student Health Services Plageman Building 322b 

Graduate Student Informational Session

  • April 25th, 2pm ASOSU Lounge, SEC

To apply

  1. Fill out an application
  2. All applicants must have an informal meeting with a current SHAB member (at an informational session or on their own). 


Recent involvement and ongoing projects

  • Prepared and distributed flyers to inform students of the Affordable Care Act and OSU student insurance options.
  • Assisting in the planning of the conceptual design for a possible new Student Health Center in future years.
  • Developing a more positive view of Student Health Services by students.
  • Forming connections with other health groups on campus.
  • Strengthening the health alliance of SHS, CAPS and Recreational Sports.

2016-2017 SHAB committee members

(NOTE: More members to be determined)


  • Rishi Seshadri, Chair 

  • Rae Madison, Vice-Chair

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Voting faculty

  • Alex Beck, Advisor, Health Professions, Microbiology

  • Karren Cholewinski, Executive Assistant, Budget/Fiscal Planning

  • Kenny Maes, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department

  • Tay McEdwards, Manager of Access Services, Disability Access Services

Non-voting faculty

  • Jenny Haubenreiser, Executive Director, Student Health Services


For more information about SHAB or about becoming a member, email osu.shab@oregonstate.edu.