Student Health Advisory Council

photo of Council members meeting Sindecuse staff

The Student Health Advisory Council is a Western Michigan University student-led organization that aims to increase health consciousness throughout our community while bridging the gap between Sindecuse Health Center and the WMU campus community.

The following students were elected to lead the council in 2014-15.

photo of Gabriella, Lauren and Kathryn

from left: Gabriella Tackett, president; Lauren Harclerode, vice-president; Kathryn Davis, secretary

Gabriella Tackett – president
Lauren Harclerode – vice-president
Kathryn Davis – secretary
Adam Hartman – communications chairperson


Membership is open to all WMU graduate and undergraduate students in good academic standing. Leaders are elected by the council and have frequent contact with health center staff to plan council efforts. Health Center staff support student members with guidance and background on topics before the council and with exposure to careers in health professions. Members of the Student Health Advisory Council will

  • Reflect the diversity of the University
  • Contribute ideas for improvements to the health center
  • Educate students about the services offered by the health center
  • Bring student concerns to the attention of health center staff
  • Assess and advise on health-related issues in front of the University
  • Advocate for and participate in prevention activities that promote healthy choices, skills, and social environments

Student Health Advisory Council logo graphic

Use your voice

Use the contact form or email with questions or concerns about campus health or if you have any suggestions about what the council can do to help improve Sindecuse Health Center or health on campus. Council members have also set up a facebook page to update followers about their activities and to invite student input.

Join the Council

New applications for membership will be accepted in January 2015.

Students who have an interest in health issues or are pursuing a career in health-related fields are invited to join this student-led group which is facilitated by Sindecuse staff. Members will be expected to attend monthly meetings starting in March of spring semester with active membership lasting one academic year from the following September to April.

Detailed membership expectations are found in the council member agreement.  If you have questions, please contact Jenna Gehl Jones at (269) 387-3257.