In effort to create more diversity on campus, USF has announced plans to allow pets in all university dorm rooms.
Cats, dogs, iguanas, rocks, fish, snakes, and other typical household critters will now be able to reside alongside their student pet owners thanks to a new policy that encourages diversity in the student population by allowing on campus residents to bring their pets from home.
“Any university can boast high numbers of minority students,” a representative from USF’s admissions office said, “but how many can say their student body is comprised of 1% rabbits and 3% frogs? We believe that student pets are an underrepresented minority in universities nationwide and this policy will show everyone that, at USF, everyone is welcome.”
DISCLAIMER: This piece was printed as part of The Foghorn’s April Fool’s Day issue on April 1st, 2014. This article is intended to be satirical.