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Service Animals

Kansas State University recognizes the value and need of service animals to assist some students with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals as a dog (or miniature horse in certain circumstances) individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

In compliance with the ADA, service animals are welcome in all buildings on campus and may attend any class, meeting, or other event. Students with disabilities who use a service animal are encouraged to contact the office and register as a student with a disability.

All animals at Kansas State University are expected to behave appropriately at all times in accordance to K-State Policy 7840.100 “Control of Animals on Kansas State University Property". All animals must have current vaccinations evidenced by a tag or a certificate in the immediate possession of the owner.

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.