Departmental Contact Information
Normal business hours for the departmental office in room 1290 Anthony Hall are 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Associate Chairperson: Dr. Steven Bursian, 2209C Anthony, 517-355-8418
Anthony Hall Custodial Staff
Animal Event Requirements
Contract Requirements for Events Involving the
Use of Animals at Michigan State University Facilities
Michigan State University recognizes and embraces the fundamental interdependence of humans and animals and is committed to the core value of humane care and use of all animals.
Animal-related activities are an integral part of MSU’s teaching, research and outreach missions and help MSU advance the quality of life for people and animals. Moreover, as a land-grant university, MSUregularly makes its facilities available to individuals and groups from outside the University community who wish to use these facilities for exhibitions, competitions, and other events involving animals. MSUtakes great pride in the excellent care and respect received by animals in its care and expects the same commitment to animal welfare from others using MSU’s facilities.
MSU is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), a highly regarded independent reviewer of animal care programs. MSU faculty and staff implement humane care and management practices for animals in compliance with USDA regulations promulgated under the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching. MSU has established an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in accordance with USDAregulations, and MSU abides by the care and management practices approved by the IACUC.
For the reasons set forth in the Preamble, it is important that MSU establish baseline requirements to protect animals in events that take place at MSU when third parties contract for the use of MSUfacilities. When MSU makes its facilities available to third parties for events involving animals, one of its primary objectives will be to ensure that appropriate veterinary care is provided to those animals. Therefore, contracts for such events will provide that the individual or entity contracting with MSU for the use of its facilities must either have a veterinarian present at the event or have a written plan for appropriate and timely veterinary care during the event for any animal utilized at the event. Those who contract for the use of MSU facilities for events utilizing USDA-regulated animals will be required to furnish evidence of a USDA license(s), documentation of routine veterinary care, the name of the accompanying staff veterinarian or the USDA-required Program of Veterinary Care, and upon request,USDA Inspection Reports.
JR Haywood, Interim Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs
204 Olds Hall
Emergency and Safety
When the fire alarms sound, please evacuate the building immediately. Follow the directions of emergency team members in yellow hard hats, cross to the other side of the street and assemble at one of the two rally points located either:
- In the faculty/staff parking lot NORTH of the building, or
- EAST of Anthony Hall near the NORTHWEST corner of Farrall Hall.
DO NOT GATHER IN THE PARKING AREA IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF ANTHONY HALL. IN THE EVENT OF A REAL EMERGENCY YOU COULD BECOME TRAPPED THERE. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THIS AREA DURING AN EMERGENCY, GO AROUND THE SOUTH END OF ANTHONY HALL TO RALLY POINT B.
If you are personally aware of why the alarms sounded, please report the details of the incident to one of the emergency team members when you reach the rally point.
Do not re-enter Anthony Hall until the all clear is given by the East Lansing Fire Department or the MSU Department of Police & Public Safety. In the event of bad weather you will be directed by the emergency team to seek shelter in either the MSU International Center or in Farrall Hall.
Department/Unit Crisis Communications - http://cabs.msu.edu/news/emergency-planning.html
Office of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Safety (ORBCS)
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