Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
Service animals and emotional support animals serve different purposes and therefore have differing policies.
TCC does not allow emotional support animals on campus.
Service Animals vs Emotional Support Animals
|Service Animals||Emotional Support Animals|
|Required due to a disability||Provide comfort just by being with a person|
|Trained to perform work or a task for the individual with a disability that directly relates to the person's disability||Not trained to perform work or a task for the individual with a disability|
|Does not have to be registered with the SAR Office, but can be voluntarily||Emotional support animals are governed by the federal Fair Housing Act, and their authority only extends to on-campus housing. As TCC does not offer housing, emotional support animals are not permitted on campus|
Requirements for Service Animals
Service animals brought to TCC campuses must be:
- A dog (according to the ADA's definition of a service animal)
- Under the control of their handler
- Harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal's safe, effective performance of tasks
- Prevented from creating a disturbance
Your animal may be asked to leave campus if it is out of control and/or is not housebroken.
Service Animal Resources
- TCC Policy: FAA (Legal)Listen
- Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA
- ADA Requirements: Service Animals
Updated December 14, 2021