Student Health Advisory Board

The Student Health Advisory Board, founded in the late 1980s, is a group of undergraduate, graduate, and professional Penn students who meet several times a semester to function as liaisons to the Student Health Service (SHS) and Campus Health regarding the clinical and public health needs of Penn students. SHAB works closely with SHS staff members, particularly Campus Health, in pursuit of a Healthy Penn by providing student feedback on health policies and programs.

Additionally, SHAB members will be e-mailed 1-2 times per month for feedback on more pressing issues and projects. It is expected that SHAB members will be engaged in this informal communication process.

SHAB will not have an executive board, but students may split up into project groups if there is interest in taking on side projects.

Failure to attend meetings, failure to participate in e-mail discussions, and/or failure to participate in projects are grounds for dismissal from the group.

The SHAB commitment runs from January 2016-December 2016.

SHAB is advised by Ashlee Halbritter (Director) and Rebecca Huxta (Public Health Specialist).

Spring 2016 Meeting dates and times will be the 4th Friday of every month:

*Friday January 29th                   3-4:30pm*

Friday February 26th                   3-4:30pm

Friday March 25th                        3-4:30pm

Friday April 22nd                    3-4:30pm

 *exception to the 4th Friday rule

Please do not apply if you cannot attend the meeting dates listed above.

Membership in SHAB is on a calendar year basis. The 2016 membership application is available here.