4.5 Service Animals

Gallaudet University does not permit pets anywhere on campus. However, service animals-strictly meaning dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability-are permitted on campus and in public facilities where the University community and members of the public are normally allowed, including food service areas. Note: dogs used for emotional support do not meet the definition of service dogs and are not permitted on the Gallaudet campus. Long-term users of service animals, whether faculty, teachers, staff, or students, are required to register the animal with the Department of Public Safety. Contact <dps@gallaudet.edu>.