A service animal is a dog (or miniature horse in certain circumstances) individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Some examples may include assisting students with low vision, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving items such as the telephone, or recognizing and assisting during seizures.
Service animals are welcome in all buildings on campus and may attend any class, meeting, or other event. The University may prohibit the use of service animals in certain locations due to health or safety restrictions, where service animals may be in danger, or where their use may compromise the integrity of research due to the presence of chemicals and/or organisms. Exceptions to restricted areas may be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Faculty should contact the office with any questions or concerns regarding service animals in their class environments.