Student Handbook

Animals on Campus

Animals are not permitted in campus buildings, with the exception of service animals (any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability). The work or task that a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as a service animal. The University may remove a service animal from University premises if the animal is not housebroken or is out of control, unruly, disruptive, or otherwise poses a threat to others and the animal’s handler does not take effective action to control it. If a service animal is excluded from campus, the University will give the student an opportunity to participate in courses without having the animal present. Students will be given notice of the exclusion of the service animal and the reason for the exclusion. Please consult the University’s Service Animal Policy for more information.