Animals/Pets in University Facilities and on Campus


In order to maintain a learning environment that enables University business to occur with minimal distraction and disruption while also reducing the potential of health risk and facility damage, the University has established this policy regarding animals on University property or at University sponsored events.
If an animal is brought onto University property, the following rules apply:

Animals brought onto University property for educational purposes connected to an academic program or University-sponsored event require advance approval from both the Dean of Students Office and Public Safety.

The University will accept no responsibility for an owner’s animal at any time. Owners are solely responsible for all damages caused by animals brought to campus. Damages include, but are not limited to:

The Dean of Students or Public Safety Office may order removal of an animal under any one or more of the following conditions:

Failure to comply with the conditions in this policy may result in immediate restrictions for the animal’s owner along with other disciplinary action.

Policy Revised July 2020