Pets on Campus

Section: 
Administrative Services
Policy Number: 
210
Effective: 
Friday, March 24, 2017
Last Revised: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Policy: 

It is the policy of the college to require that all pets be attended, leashed, or properly restrained while on the campus grounds and under the direct physical control of their owner or custodian.  No animal shall be permitted to run at large or be disruptive.

With the exception of service animals, animals are not allowed inside college buildings.  Any person who requires the use of a service animal should be aware that the service animal must meet the DOJ (U.S. Department of Justice) guidelines.  A service animal must be under the direct control of its owner at all times.  The animal is subject to the campus code of conduct when working in a campus building.  The handler is solely responsible for the maintenance and behavior of their service animal.

If you require more information or have any questions about resources please contact Access Services or the Security Department.

The owner is responsible for the cleanup and proper disposal of their animal's waste.

Definitions:
Pet:  A domestic animal kept for pleasure or companionship.

Guide Dog:  A dog that is trained for the purpose of guiding blind persons or a dog trained for the purpose of assisting hearing impaired persons.  RCW 70.84.020.

Service Animal:  An animal that is trained for the purposes of assisting or accommodating a disabled person's sensory, mental, or physical disability.  RCW 70.84.021

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

All SPSCC students, employees, and visitors.