on Unauthorized Animals or Pets in University Buildings or on the
During the past
years there have been
periodic complaints concerning animals, primarily dogs, in University
or on the grounds. These complaints have come from students, staff, and
faculty. The complaints have included disruption in the classroom and
over sanitation of the buildings and grounds.
It is recognized
that certain animals are
important to the University community and are invaluable in terms of
and training. When animals are appropriately used by the University,
under the guidance of the Animal Care Committee, Veterinary School, or
College of Agriculture. Under these usages, the housing and
sanitation concerns are properly
addressed. Seeing Eye or hearing aide dogs are under the guidance of a
hearing-impaired person, and are allowed, by law, access to public
There are also "special circumstances" in which an animal, with
approval, is permitted access to buildings and grounds. The policy
not apply to “approved” animals in University buildings or on
"In order to
maintenance, sanitation problems, and classroom distraction, no
animals or pets will be allowed in University buildings. When pets are
across University grounds, the standards established in the animal
ordinances or legislative codes of the local community will prevail."
bring unauthorized animals
into University buildings will be asked to remove them. Repeated
be subject to the disciplinary procedures outlined in the Student Code
Conduct, or applicable employment rules. The animal(s) may be removed
local animal control officials.
should aid in curtailing many of
the problems related to animals (pets) on campus.
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or at (218) 726-7139.