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College & Building Policies

Support Animals in College Spaces

Due to health and safety concerns, Service Animals are generally not permitted in restricted areas on campus, including:

  • Research laboratories
  • Classrooms/Labs with research/demonstration animals
  • Areas where protective clothing is required
  • Wood and metal shops
  • Rooms with heavy machinery
  • Food preparation areas
  • Areas outlined in state law as being inaccessible to animals

Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis by contacting the College of Life Sciences Safety and Compliance Coordinator ( The person responsible for the restricted area has the final decision-making authority on whether to admit a Service Animal into the restricted area.

Compliance Resources