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K-State Today

March 26, 2014



Changes to the policy regarding animals on K-State property

By Communications and Marketing

The Division of Public Safety has revised the policy about animals on the K-State property to address changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Therapy animals will now be allowed in student housing.

Therapy animals are defined as an animal that provides emotional support to individuals with disabilities. While these animals will now be allowed in student housing, they are not permitted in other university buildings. Service animals are allowed in student housing and all buildings on campus. Service animals, also called work animals, are dogs trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Work animals and therapy animals have to be registered with the Student Access Center.

All other animals are allowed outside of buildings, but they must be leashed and under personal control of the owner at all times. They may not be secured to trees, posts, shrubs, etc. and the owner is required to clean up after their animals.

See the full policy.