Want to de-stress?
Stress is the number one impediment to academic success as reported by KU students on the 2017 National College Health Assessment.
Animal therapy is one type of programming used to address stress on campus as it has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and loneliness, as well as increase relaxation, mood-elevating hormones and provide mental stimulation.
KU departments and students organizations may request therapy animals for an event. Requests should be made at least one month in advance and must go through the Health Education Resource Office to ensure that all events are in compliance with the KU Animals in Buildings Policy.