Therapy animals have become a big hit on the Arizona campus. In particular, a miniature horse named Tater Tot is a favorite among ATSU students, faculty, and staff. Tater Tot visits campus in the cooler months and always sports a blue ATSU braid in his tail.

“When students pet and feed Tater Tot and the therapy dogs, it’s like a weight is lifted off their shoulders,” said Beth Poppre, MEd, associate vice president, student affairs. “Students who are missing their family pets love the opportunity to hug, pet, and take selfies with all of our therapy animals.”