Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
If you would like to bring an emotional support animal to campus, you follow the same process as other students requesting accommodations for a documented disability.
You must provide documentation from an appropriate medical professional with the diagnosis and explain that an emotional support animal would be an appropriate accommodation.
Your animal may be asked to leave campus if it is out of control and/or is not housebroken.
Service Animals vs Emotional Support Animals
Service animals and emotional support animals serve different purposes and therefore have differing policies.
|Service Animals||Support Animals|
|Required due to a disability||Provide comfort just by being with a person|
|Trained to do a task/assist the person with a disability||Not trained to do a task/work|
|Does not have to be registered with the SAR Office, but can be voluntarily||Must be registered with the SAR Office through the accommodation process|
For more information visit the Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA on the ADA website.
Updated September 10, 2020