code of community responsibility

Pets

In campus housing, students are permitted to have only fish as pets. Eels and carnivorous fish, though technically fish, are also prohibited. Violations may result in termination of room and board privileges without refund. Pets may not visit in the residence halls, classrooms or laboratories.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted in college facilities as long as they are specifically trained and certified to perform a service function.


Policy reviewed July 2013 by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

Rationale
  • The dander, dirt, and odor of pets living in close and constant quarters with humans is detrimental to even those students who are not allergic to animals and it can be hazardous to those who are allergic.

  • Student residence hall rooms and spaces are not designed for pets; to keep them confined all day and night is cruel.

Values
  • Respect
  • Stewardship