Animal Care and Use Program

What is the IACUC?

The care and use of animals at the University is governed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), also known as the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC). Anyone using animals for teaching, research, or experimentation in affiliation with the University must submit an Animal Subject Approval Form for IACUC review. Protocol approval from the IACUC must be obtained prior to beginning any teaching, research, or experimentation involving animals.


Reporting an Animal Welfare Concern

Stanislaus State is committed to the humane and responsible treatment of all animals being used in research and teaching. All animals receive proper care and are used humanely in accordance with Public Health Services Policy, the Animal Welfare Act and the institution’s animal care and use committee policies and guidelines.

The University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is required by law to investigate reports of suspected animal neglect, abuse or mistreatment. If you observe or suspect animal neglect, abuse, mistreatment, or non-compliance with an approved protocol, please report the incident. The IACUC will investigate and evaluate concerns raised by anyone regarding the care and use of animals at the University.

Animal welfare concerns should be reported to:

IACUC Administration 

April Dunham-Filson

Or anonymously at Report Safety Concern

Stanislaus State prohibits discrimination or retaliation against individuals who, in good faith, report concerns.