Student Choice Laws and policies have been implemented in many states, allowing students from kindergarten to high school the right to choose humane alternatives to animal dissection.

Please note, however, that regardless if the state you live in offers a student choice law or policy, if you believe dissection is wrong, you have the right to learn humanely.  Your personal and moral beliefs are your religious beliefs and you will be protected.  If your teacher or school is forcing you to dissect or threatening you with failure, please contact us.  We will work with your school to allow you to use a humane alternative and still learn the life sciences. 

Check out which states offer compassion in the classroom.

If you want to help implement a student choice policy at your university or if your school already has one, please let us know!


Student Choice Policies have also been implemented in higher education. These are the colleges and universities that allow humane methods of learning biology, the life sciences:

  • Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 
  • Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA 
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Portland Community College, Portland, OR
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
  • Radford University, Radford, VA
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
  • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY 
  • Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
  • The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
  • University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Tech College, Blacksburg, VA
  • Wright State University, Dayton, OH