Animal Therapy


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

Want to de-stress?

Stress is the number one impediment to academic success as reported by KU students on theĀ 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 a campus event. Requests must be made at least one month in advance through the Health Education Resource Office to ensure that all events are in compliance with the KUĀ Animals in Buildings Policy.

Request therapy animals!

Contact HERO at least one month in advance of your event.

Thank you for your interest in this program! At this time, there are no remaining time slots for the Fall semester. Please check back in January when school is back in session. Thanks again!