Emotional support animals at WSU on the rise despite national debate

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita State University has experienced an increase of students requesting emotional support animals on campus.

“It kind of ebbs and flows, but we have seen a little bit of an increase as more students are aware that this is an opportunity that they can receive an accommodation for,” said Wichita State University Associate Director of Business Operations Mandie Craven.

As of January 2019, Craven said about eight students have emotional support animals on campus. It’s an increase of about five animals compared to several years ago.

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