Subject: Pets on Campus
Group: Institutional
Approved by: The President
Approval date: August 25, 2003
Effective date: September 1, 2003
Revised: October 11, 2017
Administered by: Director of Facilities Management


The University regulates the presence of pets in University buildings and on campus grounds in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

  • a. Pets are not permitted in University buildings and residences, with the exception of private apartments within the residences and special needs animals such as guide-dogs for the blind. Special needs animals are those animals that have documented specialized training to provide services for a person with a disability. When applying this policy, should there be doubt as to whether an animal is a special needs animal the Director of Facilities Management may consult with University officials, such as the Director, Accessibility and Student Wellness or Director of Human Resources, for clarification.
  • b. All pets on University property must be on a leash and restrained from running loose on campus.
  • c. Individuals are responsible for clean-up of property from animal droppings.
  • d. Violations of this policy should be reported to the building manager or to Facilities Management. Students may report violations to the Director of Student Life & International Affairs or the Manager of Residence Life.