Research and Teaching Involving Animals
Responsibilities of the IACUC include the inspection of laboratories and facilities where animals are held or used. Typically, it involves animals such as frogs, mice and rats used in biology classes.
Federal and New York state regulations require the humane treatment of live animals used in research and educational activities. Therefore, the IACUC must approve all work conducted by York College faculty, staff, and students using live animals.
No use of animals can begin without the written approval of the IACUC. All individuals working with animals (except students in registered classes) must have animal handling training approved by the IACUC to work with live animals.
Reporting concerns about animal care and use
Investigating concerns about animal care and use is a vital function of the IACUC. York College has a strict policy prohibiting discrimination or reprisal against anyone for reporting concerns. If you choose to report, your identity will be protected.
Procedure for Reporting Concerns
Make anonymous reports using our online Animal Concern Report Form.
Concerns about facility Issues
If you have any concerns about a facility issue (hot animal rooms, floods, etc.) after 5:00 pm, on weekends, or holidays call Campus Facilities Services at 718-262-2209 and report the problem immediately.