Student Accessibility Services

Service Animals

Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Service animals are dogs, or other animals required by federal or state law, trained to do work or perform specific tasks directly related to an individual’s disability such as guiding an individual with impaired vision, pulling a wheelchair or fetching dropped items. Service animals, including those in the process of training, may accompany a person with a disability or a person training the animal in public facilities and accommodations or places to which the general public is invited (e.g. academic buildings, administrative offices, residence halls), as long as the animal is under control. You may have questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. This publication provides guidance on the ADA’s service animal provisions and should be read in conjunction with policy 8.09 Animals on University Owned or Controlled Property.