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Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

SHAC’s primary goal is to advise the executive director of Cougar Health Services and act as a liaison among students, student government, and administrators. SHAC conducts program and service reviews, recommends development and establishment of new programs, reviews the department budget, and advises on financial matters.

Students on SHAC work closely with staff to provide guidance and feedback on services and initiatives related to mental, physical, and emotional health.

Student members have the opportunity to advocate for student concerns, influence decisions around health services and initiatives, develop an understanding of managing health services and initiatives on a college campus, and develop communication and leadership skills.

If you’re interested in joining SHAC, contact Melissa Painter.

Peer Health Education

Peer health educators are a diverse group of undergraduate leaders who work with our health promotion team to educate and empower fellow students. Students who participate in this program facilitate workshops, organize events, collect data, and collaborate with campus partners.

Peer educators will develop leadership and public speaking skills, foster positive working relationships, and gain foundational knowledge in a variety of health topics, including violence prevention, mental health, substance use, and life skills.

Peer education is a volunteer position open to all WSU undergraduate students. Participants are required to complete an introductory training on Sunday, January 13th and Sunday, January 20th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Volunteers will need to commit to 30 hours per semester and attend bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30pm.

If you’re interested in becoming a peer health educator, fill out the application or contact Peyton Prothero for more information.

To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

TWLOHA is a Registered Student Organization and a chapter of the nation-wide nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

We work closely with TWLOHA members to provide mental and emotional health education and training. TWOLHA members work to educate the WSU community about mental health, and advise university administrators on policy related to mental health.

For more information about TWLOHA, please visit their Facebook page.