The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) component is responsible for the oversight of the Southern Wesleyan University animal program, facilities, and procedures and for the complete and adequate review of all vertebrate animal activities conducted at, or in association with Southern Wesleyan University. The IACUC assures that animal care and use is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, as well as university policy and assurances. The IACUC is the principal advisory source in humane care and use of animals within the university and, as such, the appropriate body for reviewing and investigating concerns or complaints involving the appropriate care and use of animals. The Committee has the authority to approve, negotiate modifications, suspend, or terminate animal activities deemed not in compliance with the aforementioned regulations. The Committee will recommend changes and improvements to the university animal program or facilities necessary to maintain a high quality animal research program and to maintain compliance with appropriate regulations.