SHA Application Info Sessions

Thank you for your interest in joining the Student Heath Advocate team.

In order to apply to the SHA Program, you must attend one of the following SHA Application Info Sessions taking place in Winter Quarter 2018.

Monday 1/29/2018 at 1:00PM
Tuesday 1/30/2018 at 12:30PM
Wednesday 1/31/2018 at 10:00AM
Thursday 2/1/2018 at 2:00PM
Friday 2/2/2018 at 11:00AM

Monday 2/5/2018 at 2:00PM
Tuesday 2/6/2018 at 9:30AM
Wednesday 2/7/2018 at 7:00PM
Thursday 2/8/2018 at 6:30PM
Friday 2/9/2018 at 3:00PM

All SHA Application Sessions are 30 minutes long and will take place at Student Health Services, Murray's Place Conference Room (2nd floor).

If accommodations are needed, please contact SHA Program Director,
Erica Okamura, at


SHA Recruitment Mixer

Wednesday 1/31/2018 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price Center West, Balllroom A

The SHA Recruitment Mixer is an opportunity for applicants to meet current SHAs and to learn more about what being an SHA is like. We'll answer your questions and show you how we do health education and promotion.

Stop by anytime between 6:00PM - 8:00PM and stay for as little or as long as you like.

We strongly recommend that applicants attend, but attendance is not required in order to apply to the SHA Program.

If accommodations are needed, please contact SHA Program Director,
Erica Okamura, at


Things to keep in mind before applying

  • If you are selected for an interview, you must be available on
    Sunday, March 4, 2018. No exceptions will be made.

  • If you are selected to be a Student Health Advocate, you must be available to attend the mandatory training in Spring Quarter 2018.
    The SHA Training Class will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
    2:00PM - 3:20PM in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. No exceptions will be made.

Who can become an SHA?

Any registered UC San Diego undergraduate student (who is not graduating the same academic year that they are applying) may apply to the SHA Program. The only requirement is a genuine interest in peer health education and a few hours of your time each week.

Students interested in becoming an SHA should possess the following:

  • A strong interest in and enthusiasm for promoting healthy behaviors among peers
  • An open mind to diverse cultures, practices, and sexual orientations
  • Sensitivity to controversial and personal topics and a willingness to talk candidly about them
  • Dedication and commitment to health promotion, disease prevention, and responsibility as an SHA volunteer
  • Sincere concern for others' well-being and quality of life


Contact Us

Erica Okamura, M.A.
SHA Program Director | 858.534.1824