SHA Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in the SHA Program.

We recruit new members every Winter Quarter. Our next recruitment period will be in Winter Quarter 2019.

In order to apply to the SHA Program, all interested applicants must attend an Application Information Session to learn more about the program and to receive an application.

Dates for the Application Information Session will be posted on this website and our social media platforms in late Fall Quarter 2018. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get the session dates sent directly to your email address.

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, 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