Animals in the Workplace

Date: January 2007

Policy: Animals, except for those serving as aides for the disabled (e.g., seeing eye dogs for the blind, service dogs for hearing impaired, etc.), are prohibited in campus buildings including all academic, administrative and student residential buildings. 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 are required to keep animals under their control (leash or voice command), and 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. Also, it is the owner’s responsibility to properly clean up after pets while on College property. Pet owners may be asked to prove that their animals are currently vaccinated against rabies or that other relevant health precautions are being taken.