Student Health Advisory Board


Founded in 2011, the STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD (SHAB) serves as a liaison between the campus community and the Student Health Service.   It is an organization of full-time undergraduate and graduate students, from various academic backgrounds, to provide a student voice to the administration and staff of the Student Health Service (SHS).

SHAB’s primary goal is to promote the health and wellness of the Pitt campus community through on-campus public health initiatives.   Working collaboratively with the administration of the SHS, SHAB will provide feedback and input on various projects provided by SHS as well as actively plan health-related events on campus.

Projects include but are not limited to:

  • Promote the SHS annual seasonal flu vaccine service
  • Host “Meet the Pete” introduction to exercise
  • Advance Tobacco-Free Campus initiatives
  • Promote awareness regarding alcohol and drug abuse
  • Promote HPV vaccines

SHAB membership is open to all full-time Pitt students who have an interest in advocating for the health and wellness of their peers.

SHAB members routinely meet each month during the academic year.

Interested candidates can obtain more information through Facebook or Twitter pages: @PittSHAB or email Jason Calcagno at