Student Volunteers at Watkins Health Services

Student Health Advisory Board

The Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is the link between Watkins Health Services (WHS) and the student body.  The student members of SHAB advise and make recommendations to WHS.  They provide input in areas of program design, operation and policy.

Peer Health Educators (PHEs)

Peer Health Educators logo

Questions? Please contact:

Peer Health Coordinators

Facebook Logo






What is the KU Peer Health Educators Organization?

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) is a volunteer organization that provides peer-to-peer health education, under the direction of the Health Education Resource Office (HERO), primarily within six priority areas:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Other drugs
  • Sexual health and healthy relationships
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Stress management

What would I do as a PHE volunteer?

  • Participate in wellness events - wellness fairs, smoke outs, safer spring break, etc.
  • Promote HERO programs
  • Present to peers - classroom, Housing, Greek Life
  • Program development

Why become a PHE volunteer?

  • Get involved on campus
  • Meet new people
  • Gain knowledge within health and wellness
  • Develop experience in public speaking
  • Build a resume
  • Acquire health-related volunteer hours for graduate programs
  • Have fun while volunteering

How can I become a PHE volunteer?

  • Contact the  PHE Office within HERO to obtain and submit a volunteer application
  • Fill out all the required forms
  • Meet with the PHE Advisor to discuss expectations
  • Attend mandatory training sessions and meetings
  • Sign-up to volunteer for events

Watkins Health Navigators

Through KU’s Center for Community Outreach, Hawks for Health places student volunteers at Watkins Health Center. Volunteers serve as Health Navigators at the main lobby Information Desk to greet visitors, provide general information on the health center, give directions to various departments and help answer or re-direct questions.

Being a Watkins Health Navigator requires students to submit an application for consideration. The Hawks for Health Coordinators control when the application process is open.

Contact Hawks for Health for more information.

Customer Feedback Survey

Each KU student has a secure portal for communicating with us:

Login to mySHS 
  • Make Appointments
  • Request Rx Refills
  • View Balances
  • Check Messages
  • View Lab Results
  • and more!

Watkins Summer Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Contact WHS



email iconphoneiconfax icon



Check out the latest issue

Student Health 101

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today