About SHAB

The Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) of Oregon State University acts as a link between Student Health Services (SHS), Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU), the University Budget Committee, and the general student population.

Eligibility

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

  • Enrolled Oregon State University student

  • Commit to actively attending and participating in at least two-thirds of planned meetings (1-2 hours in duration per meeting) per term.

  • If selected, be able to commit to at least a one-year term

  • Express the desire to promote health and well-being through health equity and advocacy of the Oregon State University community

  • Express interest in health policy and the administrative side of healthcare

SHAB Membership

Student Health Advisory Board membership consists of both voting and non-voting members.

Voting members include:

  • ASOSU Director of Wellness

  • ASOSU Director of Non-Traditional Affairs

  • ASOSU Director of International Affairs

  • One student representing Disability Access Services

  • Six undergraduate students at-large

  • Two graduate students at-large

  • Four faculty members not directly associated with SHS appointed by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Want to serve on the Student Health Advisory Board?

The application process typically takes place during Winter term each year. Applications for new members are no longer being accepted, but will resume in 2022. Stay tuned to this space for the application link when that time comes next year. For additional information please contact Amy Frasieur.

 

Voting Members 2020-2021

Hi everyone! I have been a member of the SHAB since my sophomore year, and have loved working with this student group in the aims of supporting the student community and serving as a link between SHS and students. I am a senior finishing my degree in Biohealth Sciences and Chemistry and Public Health minors. I am passionate about the healthcare industry and have found this experience to be instrumental to my development as a young medical professional. A fun fact about me: I am very passionate about health and wellness. You can even catch me instructing cycling classes!

Hi I’m Emma and I am a third year here. I am majoring in Biohealth science with a pre-med option and I also have a minor in Spanish! My fun fact is I’m from Kansas :) I joined SHAB because it seemed like such a unique experience that I hadn’t heard of before. I was very intrigued in how SHAB worked with the SHS professionals as the voice of the student community on health related topics.

My name is Sara, I’m a senior studying biology with hopes of going to medical school. I wanted to get involved with SHAB to learn more about our school’s health system, and get involved!

Hi! My name is Sarra Hawash, I’m a fifth year Biology student at Oregon State University with minors in Ethnic Studies and Chemistry. My goal in healthcare is to provide equitable healthcare for marginalized communities while also advocating for complete reform of the current healthcare system. This goal extends to my role in the Student Health Advisory Board, where I aim to be an advocate for students’ rights and health by ensuring that students have the information and access to empower their individual and community healthcare needs.

Non-Voting Faculty

Hello! I currently serve as the advisor for SHAB. I am grateful for this opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of student board members who are excited and passionate about healthcare and health equity. In addition to my advisor role, I currently serve as the Health Equity Specialist and Nutritionist at Student Health Services. My framework for each of these roles is informed by a social justice and relational lens. I care deeply about transforming our healthcare systems into equitable and loving places for care and healing. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, podcasts, and long meandering walks/adventures.

Purpose 

  •  Gather student body opinion on physical and mental health services, student health insurance options and effectiveness.

  • Advise SHS leadership about student concerns and priorities related to student health and wellness.

  • Communicate to students and student government through appropriate channels.

  • Review proposed annual budget of Student Health Services (SHS) with the SHS Executive Director.

  • Advocate for the SHS health fee to the University Budget Committee (UBC) in partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) student fee board.

  • Evaluate and recommend changes to SHS programs and services based on the best interests of OSU students.

  • Serve as a liaison between the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU), SIFC and SHS.

  • Identify initiatives that promote a healthy university community.

 

Bylaws

Past Projects

  • Collaboration with OSU Wellness Agents, ASOSU, and SHS on the Beavs care Beavs Cover face covering campaign.

  • Faces behind SHS: recognition and introduction of SHS staff and providers

  • Collaborations with the CAPS student advisory board, HSRC, ASOSU, Wellness Agents, and other student organizations on campus

  • Educating the student community about their student health fee

  • Providing feedback and student voices to SHS

  • Creating a positive and welcoming relationship between SHS and the OSU student community

 

Contact

For more information about SHAB or about becoming a member, send us an email!