Animals, including pets, are prohibited on campus with the exception of service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAA); service-animals-in-training that are part of a certified or accredited program that is recognized within the service animal industry to train animals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment, animals for instructional purposes as approved by the appropriate college authority, and working dogs used by law enforcement agencies for the purpose of enforcing the law. All animals-in-training must be clearly identified (i.e. wearing a vest) and prior permission of the college’s administration shall be obtained in advance. During work and classroom hours, no more than one service-animal-in-training is permitted on site per employee or student.
The ADAA defines service animals as those that are individually trained to provide assistance to any individual with a disability. If the animals meet the criteria, they are considered service animals under the ADAA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. This does not include animals for emotional support. Service animals and service-animals-in-training shall be leashed and remain under the owner’s or caretaker’s control at all times.