Service Animal Protocol and Agreement
The University of Evansville recognizes the value and need of service animals to assist some students with disabilities. Service animals can be defined as a dog or miniature horse that are trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task that the animal has been trained to perform must be related to the person's disability. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students enrolled in classes may voluntarily register their service animal with Disability Services. While this is not required, it may aide the student in accessing the University premises and will allow our office to prepare a safe and healthy environment for the student, their service animal, and others.
Students must give Disability Services at least a 30-day notice if they intend to have a service animal with them in campus housing so that appropriate arrangements regarding placement and roommates can be made.