May 24, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog

Animals on Campus

The presence of service animals on campus is permitted for the sole purpose of providing equity of access and mobility to people with disabilities. No animals are allowed on campus building premises, with the exception of service animals.

Anyone seeking approval to be accompanied by a guide or service animal on the Chicago Campus should register with Disability Services ([email protected]). Students on the Vancouver campus should contact the director of Student Services ([email protected]). Students may be subject to different policies and procedures for service animals at their training and community service partner sites. Students are encouraged to work directly with the sites prior to starting to ensure the best possible experience.

Service animals whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or are disruptive to the University community may be excluded from campus, regardless of training or certification. Disruptive or dangerous behavior should be reported to Chicago Disability Services ([email protected]) or Vancouver’s Student Services ([email protected])

The handler must be in full control of the service animal at all times. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In such circumstances, the handler must maintain control of the animal through other effective controls such as voice commands or other signals.

The handler of a service animal that is not housebroken, unruly, or disruptive (e.g., barking, running around loose, nipping, bringing attention to itself, or otherwise not under control) may be asked to remove the animal from campus or University facilities. If the improper behavior happens repeatedly, the Handler may be required to take significant steps to mitigate the behavior before bringing the animal back to campus or into any University facility. Mitigation may include muzzling a barking animal, obtaining refresher training for the animal and the handler, or other appropriate measures.

The service animal’s handler is solely responsible for any damage to persons or property caused by the animal. The handler is responsible for designating an alternative caregiver for the service animal in an emergency.