Pets on Campus

The College recognizes that pets play a beneficial role in the lives of many students and employees, and it also recognizes that some students, employees and visitors have animal-related allergies or are afraid of some animals and that pets occasionally present a safety risk. To provide a healthy, non-threatening and safe campus environment that addresses these concerns, pets, with the exceptions noted below,* are not permitted inside campus buildings or in College vehicles. Pets outdoors on campus grounds must be leashed and under control of a handler at all times. 

*Exceptions include:

  • Use of animals as part of the curriculum.
  • Service or assistance animals that have been individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. For the safety of the College community, the service animal must be under the handler’s control at all times. Service animals whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others may be excluded regardless of training or certification.
  • Faculty or staff who reside in College-owned apartments or houses may have pets in their homes.

Approved by President’s Staff 08/14/2012