Emotional Support Animal Protocol and Agreement

It is recognized that emotional support animals can provide valuable support to students with properly documented disabilities. Since the animal is not a service animal as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University needs to review documentation to determine if the request for this accommodation is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation under the Fair Housing Act.

The University will work with students to help define the role and the place of emotional support animal(s) at the University of Evansville. A requesting individual should provide the Disability Services office appropriate documentation at least 30 days before prospective housing will be needed for the emotional support animal. Written requests should be submitted to Debbie Brenton, Coordinator of Disability Services.