Animals on Campus Policy

Animals on Campus
Service Animals Under ADA, Title I, only those students and/or employees who meet the definition of “reasonable accommodations” due to a disability are eligible to have a service animal. As with all requests for a reasonable accommodation, an interactive process would be undertaken to determine which accommodations, if any, would be appropriate and not cause undue hardship. Therefore, a student or employee with a disability does not have an automatic right to have a service animal.

A service animal is defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained, or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition.

The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability.” (Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Emotional Support Animals
In reference to requests for an emotional support animal, students should refer to the Animals on Campus Policy regarding service animals. Unless the animal meets the definition of a “service animal” as described by the ADA in Title I, they are not permitted.

This policy was reviewed and revised in March 2024. For assistance with policies and procedures, please contact Alexa Levine (