Pets on Campus

Section: 
Administrative Services
Policy Number: 
210
Effective: 
Friday, March 24, 2017
Last Revised: 
Friday, March 24, 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 guide dogs and service animals, animals are not allowed inside college buildings.  Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact the access services office.  Employees requesting accommodations should contact the human resources office.

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.