Pets in the Workplace and on Campus

Date: July 2018

Policy: Pets are prohibited in campus buildings including all academic, administrative, and student residential buildings. Please note that this does not apply to service animals, which are welcome. On outdoor campus property, pet owners are required to keep animals on a leash and in their immediate control, with the exception of open athletic fields where animals are permitted to run free – provided that the owner has the animal in immediate voice control and the animals are kept well clear of athletic events, practices, and others using the fields.

If individuals choose to bring their pets to the campus grounds for outdoor activities, courtesy and respect must be extended to colleagues, students, and visitors in the area. Pet owners should always consider the safety, health, and possible fears that others may feel in the presence of animals.

Leaving pets unattended outside of buildings is not permitted. Owners are required to properly clean up after pets, and the College reserves the right to require an owner to immediately remove a pet from campus at any time, for any reason. Pet owners may be asked to prove that their animals are currently vaccinated against rabies or that other relevant health precautions are being taken.