Global Health Student Advisory Council (GHSAC)

The Global Health Student Advisory Council (GHSAC) convenes global health student groups across schools and disciplines to integrate, strengthen, and expand global health opportunities for the Penn community and beyond. This collaborative effort brings together students, faculty, and staff with a focus or interest in global health. Integrating various groups mirrors the notion that global health is an interdisciplinary field and working in global health requires collusion with individuals and groups with varying perspectives and skill sets.


  • Eligibility to apply for Center for Global Health (CGH) funding for student group’s events and activities (workshops, symposiums, hosting speakers)
  • Receive priority invitation to CGH-led events with meet & greet access for visiting dignitaries
  • Marketing and outreach support
  • Early notification of global health opportunities on campus and in the field
  • Have an active voice in broader discussions with global health constituents on and off campus

Expectations of GHSAC Members

  • Initiate and develop proposals for events and projects with CGH
  • Collaborate with GHSAC-associated student groups, staff, and faculty on events and projects
  • Provide peer mentoring and orientation/welcoming activities for visiting international students from our partner institutions
  • Increase visibility of global health activities at Penn
  • Act as good stewards of Penn by exemplifying the highest standards of ethical practice while engaging in global health activities both locally and globally