Animal Therapy

Several students interact with a therapy dog in front of Daily Hill Commons

Want to de-stress?

Stress is the #1 impediment to academic success as reported by KU students on the 2017 National College Health Assessment.

Animal therapy is a popular type of event programming used on campus as it has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, loneliness, as well as increase mood-elevating hormones, mental stimulation, and provides relaxing and social atmosphere with fellow Jayhawks. 

KU departments and students organizations may request therapy animals for an event on campus. In order for the Health Education Resource Office to ensure that all events are in compliance with the KU Animals in Buildings Policy, we ask that request submissions be made at least one month in advance of the proposed event date. 

Request Therapy Animals

Please note that requests must be made at least one month in advance.