The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, IACUC, is charged with the oversight of animal care and use activities for vertebrate animals and cephalopods. The Committee fosters compliance through facilitating the efforts of the institution’s scientists and instructors in the care and utilization of animals in research, education and other scholarly pursuits.

Each faculty member, staff member, or student involved in the use of animals is directly responsible for promoting and protecting their welfare within the instructional, extension, and research programs of the University. Those who utilize animals are morally and legally obligated to care for them properly and use them humanely. Those who use animals should assume this responsibility through precept and example.