Welcome to the SHA website

Thank you for your interest in the SHA Program. On our site you can learn about the services we provide the UCSD community, find out about our health events & campaigns, learn more about the SHA Program, and much more.

Interested in joining the SHA Program? We recruit new members in Winter Quarter. Stay connected with us via this website and our social media channels to get the latest information regarding our recruitment process.


Statement from the SHA Officer Board

Due to the incident that occurred on April 8, 2016, the Student Health Advocate Program would like to voice our solidarity with the UCSD Latinx community. We reject the racist and xenophobic attitudes displayed by these acts of vandalism as it creates a toxic environment that negatively impacts the mental health and overall well-being of the members in our campus community. We believe UCSD should be a place where all students feel welcomed and accepted on campus and we owe it to each other to not be tolerant of the intolerance.  

SHA Member Spotlight

Each quarter, a few SHAs are honored with the SHA Member Spotlight.
These SHAs are recognized for their passionate commitment to the SHA Program, their dedication to the SHA mission, and thier willingness to go above and beyond in the realm of peer health education.

"I joined the SHA program to gain the knowledge and skill set necessary to educate my UCSD peers on a variety of health topics in fun, interactive ways. I also joined SHA to be a part of a wonderful community here on campus and to step out of my comfort zone. I am so grateful for my SHA family and the work that we do." 

"[My favorite SHA memory is when] Connie and I were requested to facilitate Nutrition Jeopardy...This was my favorite SHA memory because the crowd was animated yet they listened; they participated to the fullest, and most importantly, they took the information we provided and thought of new ways to employ it..."

"Frequenting the R&R Squad was actually how I became interested in the SHA Program. I laugh at it now, but it was through talking to a lot of the SHA members that inspired me to become a trained peer health educator and make a direct impact on my community. I value health and education, and the program continues to make my UCSD experience a rewarding one."


"My favorite memory from SHA so far was being on the World AIDS Day committee and tabling the event. I felt that I was spreading awareness to students who were genuninely interested in learning more about the topic, and I was glad we were able to reach out to a good amount of students. It was hard work, but rewarding and a lot of fun!