12.2 Animals on Campus


Animals on Campus

Last Update Approved: November 14, 2013

Edited/Revised: July 8, 2015

Revised Effective: August 7, 2015

Updated: August 31, 2016


The institution’s campuses are intended to be efficient and effective environments conducive to the learning experience for students, employees and campus visitors. The presence of animals on campus may be disruptive, non-hygienic, and potentially unsafe for students, employees and visitors.


Animals are not allowed in campus buildings.

Pets or domesticated animals are not allowed on the campuses (outside of buildings) unless approved for special events.

The provision of food and water to wild or stray animals on campus is prohibited as this disrupts the natural environment for the animals.

Exceptions to this policy are dogs being used by law enforcement personnel, animals being used for approved research purposes, or active, or in training, service or therapy animals.

If the animal is being used as an ADA accommodation, the Office of Disability Services must be notified in writing, pursuant to our Working Animals on Campus policy.