The Student Health Advisory Board is composed of volunteer students who are dedicated to providing a student voice in the functioning and quality of health care offered by Rutgers-Camden Student Health Services. The student advisory board works closely with health services staff to offer a critical “student’s perspective” to all aspects of Health Services functioning. In this role, student board members advocate for the health and wellness of all students on campus.
The Student Health Advisory Board mission is to improve health and wellness in the campus community by acting as a liaison between Rutgers’s student body and health services staff. Some of the roles the board will serve include reviewing and developing programs to better suit the needs of students; giving feedback on present student health services and programs, and reviewing health services policies and protocols.
New members are annually selected early during each spring semester through a rigorous application and interview process. Applications for the board are currently open. Once selected each member will serve for one academic year starting at the beginning of the following fall semester. The number of board members selected will range from seven to twelve students depending on the number and qualifications of the applicants. One staff member from Student Health Services will facilitate and support the activities of the Board throughout the academic year.
You should expect that the Board will meet a minimum of three times per semester. Any additional time commitment will depend on semester project(s) identified annually by the Board.
- act as a role model on campus
- assist with special projects during the year
- review quality assurance, polices and procedures within Student Health Services
- help to identify student health needs
Student Advisory Board Members Should:
- have a personal concern about their own health and wellness
- have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of the campus community
- be committed
- have leadership skills