SHA Recruitment

Many thanks to all of applicants for interviewing with the Student Health Advocate Program.

Click here to see the list of students selected for the SHA Program.


  • The mandatory SHA Training Class will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:00PM - 3:20PM in Spring Quarter 2019. Please plan
    your schedule accordingly. Details, including location of class, will be emailed in approximately one week.

  • You will be asked to provide a copy of your immunization records in
    early Spring Quarter. Please locate your records and wait for further instructions from Erica regarding submission.

Contact Erica Okamura, Program Director, at

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, backgrounds, and experiences
  • 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