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Animals

Scope: This policy applies to all employees, students, and visitors.  
Definition: a living thing that is not a human being or plant

A “Service Animal” means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

All animals brought to any college facility must meet all legal requirements regarding licensing, tags, and vaccinations.  Animals must behave reasonably.  Persons with disruptive animals may be asked to remove them from college facilities.   All live animals must be under the direct care, custody, and control of the person who brought them to the college.  Animal waste must be collected by the person who brought the animal to the college and must be disposed of in a sealed plastic bag deposited in an outdoor waste receptacle.

The college reserves the right to contact animal control officials to remove any unattended animal and will not be responsible for any associated costs or for any disposition of the animals.

Animals in Buildings

No animals are permitted in any college-owned building except:

  1. Service Animals
  2. Fish in tanks no larger than five gallons
  3. Animals used in academic activities, with approval of the academic vice president, or used in or for the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center.

No animals are permitted in any college-leased building except:

  1. Service Animals
  2. Animals used in academic activities, with approval of the academic vice president, but only if permitted by the lease terms.

Animals on the Grounds

No animals are permitted on college grounds except:

  1. Service Animals
  2. Domesticated animals (up to 200 pounds) on a leash.


Reference: Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, 28 C.F.R. § 36.104

For more information contact: Executive Director of Public Safety and Preparedness, ext. 7754         

GCO: 7/06