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Pets in the Workplace

While the University recognizes that pets are often an integral part of many of our employees’ families, it is also recognized that some of our students and employees may suffer from animal-related allergies or may be fearful of animals. In an effort to provide a work environment which reduces the potential for safety and health concerns, pets are not permitted in university buildings, with the exception of service animals.

As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks.