The Student Wellbeing Advisory Board (SWAB)


The Student Wellbeing Advisory Board (SWAB) is a group of students who work with campus stakeholders to address health and wellness related issues and bring student voices to conversations about wellbeing on our campus.

In collaboration with the UMass Wellbeing cluster, SWAB is committed to ensuring that all UMass Amherst students have:

  • Access to quality healthcare and health education that supports their ability to make informed decisions about issues impacting any range of health and mental health related topics;
  • Consistent community messaging that empowers them to have a hopeful perception of their futures;
  • Support in being community leaders, role models, and advocates in conjunction with a responsive student affairs body.

Interested in joining SWAB?

Advisory Board members are volunteers who may receive internship credit. Any UMass student who can commit to two semesters of participation may apply. There are no specific GPA, residency, or academic requirements for students! We want applicants from all sectors of campus life. All applications will be given thoughtful consideration.

SWAB volunteers participate in intensive and ongoing training including participatory assessment projects, health and wellness topic specific workshops, and community organizing/advocacy models.


To learn more about SWAB, contact:

Tommy Claire
Center for Health Promotion 
Email: athom1@umass.edu
Phone: 413-577-5068