An Overview of the Student Health Consortium
Welcome to the Student Health Consortium (SHC), created in the spring of 2006 and one of the newest entities of the ASUW. Our purpose is two-fold: to be a meaningful resource to health-oriented student groups (RSOs) and to promote student health and wellness on campus. The SHC strives to connect the many health-related student organizations on campus with each other to encourage communication and collaboration. Our major programming during the year is the Pre-Health Affair in the fall, a social event for pre-health students, the Everybody Every Body Fashion Show in the winter, which promotes body positivity and healthy self image, and Mental Health Awareness Week in the spring. One of our main goals this year is to integrate social justice and student health and emphasize intersectionality in our programming.
The Student Health Consortium’s mission is to promote healthy decision-making and lifestyle choices for University of Washington students through student-lead programming as well as support for health-focused registered student organizations to create collaboration on campus, leading to greater student health education and awareness.
As a resource for RSOs, we collaborate with our constituents on event planning and campus advocacy. If you are part of a health-related student organization, you may apply to become a constituent and be able to apply for grants for your events, receive help in advertising and student outreach, utilize ASUW resources, and make connections with other health-related organizations.