Students who deal with stress, anxiety, and depression at Olivet College said that having Emotional Support Animals (ESA) in their residence halls have helped them cope with these issues.
Accommodations Coordinator Joey Shepherd said, by email, that ESAs are increasing on all college campuses, including this one. “When I arrived in August 2018, Olivet had 18 ESAs approved to reside on campus. During the 2018-2019 academic year, three additional ESAs were approved. For the current semester, there are 23 approved ESAs on campus,” said Shepherd.