6.11 Animals on Campus

Added: 11/14/2013
Revised: 07/08/2015
Last Reviewed: 07/15/2020
Effective: 08/07/2015







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 Accessibility Services must be notified in writing, pursuant to our Working Animals on Campus policy.