Do you have questions about service animals on campus? When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only the following two questions can be asked.
- Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?, and
- What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
For the complete revised Americans with Disability Act Requirements on Service Animals (published by the Department of Justice), please check out the webpage: www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm. Students do not have to register their service animals with Student Accessibility Services.
The Department of Justice has published a new 9-page ADA technical assistance document, Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA to further assist covered entities and people with disabilities to understand how the ADA’s service animal provisions apply to them. The document answers questions that continue to be asked since the publication of the Department’s 2011 document, Revised ADA Requirements