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Student Advisory Board

Mission and Objectives:

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a community of diverse undergraduate and graduate students who serve in a consultative role to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) regarding college students’ mental health. SAB members have the opportunity to share with CAPS how we can engage in different ways with the student body, further promote mental health services, and better serve the student community. SAB is able to provide input on the implementation and perceived student access to all CAPS services, as well as policies and procedures at CAPS, and be involved in upcoming staff searches. Students have the opportunity to work directly with senior staff psychologists, licensed social workers, and administrators and to serve as a bridge between the student body and CAPS.

  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at UNC-Charlotte
  • Complete application and interview for Student Advisory Board
  • Commit to attend bi-weekly meetings for one academic year term (dates TBD)
  • Be open to learn about and become familiar with CAPS services and procedures
  • Be willing to share perspectives on mental health issues that affect UNC-Charlotte student body
  • Assist in research efforts by the CAPS to reduce barriers for students in marginalized communities or with underrepresented identities
  • Participate in professional staff interviews and selection processes
  • Participate in at least 2 CAPS sponsored events or outreaches every semester
  • Participate or coordinate at least 2 social media postings every semester

  • Students will get the opportunity to promote growth and change within CAPS to increase access to and improve effectiveness of its services for the larger student community
  • Students will get the opportunity interact with other SAB members who are interested in engaging with UNC-Charlotte community, or interested in student mental health
  • Students will get the opportunity to interact with CAPS staff members and learn more about mental health careers and higher education
  • Students will gain new leadership skills, gain experience working as a team, and practice interpersonal skills in a professional setting
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in campus wide events to promote mental health among students

Applications for 2021-2022 Student Advisory Board members are open! Please click on the link below to submit the form. Submissions are due Monday, August 30th at 5PM. Please contact drecabar@uncc.edu for any questions.

Student Advisory Board Application