Pet/Service Animal Policies
Section 8: Pet/Service Animals Policy
A. Pet Policy
- Fish in a 10-gallon tank or smaller are the only permitted pet for on-campus residents.
- Neglect of fish will result in a student conduct referral and possible loss of pet privilege.
- The university does not permit students to have any other pets inside the residence halls, including pets belonging to visiting guests.
B. Service Animals Policy
- Prior to utilizing a service,therapy, and comfort animal, residents must seek and gain approval from Student Accessibility Services.
- Service, therapy, and comfort animals must be in the immediate control of the person to whom they are assigned and may not be allowed to be treated as a pet by others.
- Service, therapy, and comfort animals must be in good health and current with all required vaccinations.
- Because of health standards, service, therapy, and comfort animals must be kept clean at all times. It is the sole responsibility of the student to make the necessary cleaning and grooming arrangements. Residence hall facilities (showers, sinks, tubs, etc.) may not be used for this purpose.
- Service, therapy, and comfort animals must not be an undue annoyance to other residents (excessive noise, smells, physically threatening, etc.) nor cause damage to the property of others or damage to university provided property.
- If the accommodation to the student of the service, therapy, and comfort animal becomes unreasonable by violation of this policy, or becoming a health threat (allergies, etc) disability or safety concern to another, the student must cooperate with Residence Life staff, Student Accessibility Services, and others as appropriate to resolve the conflict. This may require a change in housing arrangements including modification or discontinuance of the accommodation, or reassignment to another room, residential unit or residence hall.