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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > RESIDENCE LIFE > POLICIES & PROCEDURES > PET POLICY
Pet Policy 

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted in all university facilities.  “Service animals” are defined as dogs (or in some cases miniature horses) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.  Other species of animals whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals.  The work or task that the service animal performs must be directly related to the individual’s disability.  Service animals must be documented with the Coordinator, Services for Students with Disabilities, in the Center for Student Success.  The Center is located in the Nicholson Center, Room 132.

 

Assistance Animals

“Assistance animals” are animals that work, provide assistance, perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provide emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability.  Assistance animals must be documented and approved by the Coordinator, Services for Students with Disabilities, in the Center for Student Success.  The Center is located in the Nicholson Center, Room 132.  Assistance animals are only permitted in the student’s private residence and are not permitted general access to campus or access to other residential areas.

 

Other Animals

With the exception of service and assistance animals and small fish (maximum 10 gallon tank), no pets or animals are permitted in university residence halls.  Unauthorized animals and pets will be removed immediately and the student may be found in violation of university policy and required to pay restitution for costs incurred.

 

Questions

Requests for service animals and assistance animals must be documented and approved by the Coordinator, Services for Students with Disabilities, in the Center for the Student Success.  The Center is located in the Nicholson Center, Room 132.   The telephone number is 412-397-6862.

Questions about the Robert Morris University Pet and Animal Policy may be directed to the Office of Student Life at 412-397-6483.

August 1, 2016