You have a what living in your residence hall? The changing definition and uses of the service animals on campus
John Malsam,Karin Bright,Kathleen Ivy
Monday, January 14th 2013
Ever see a student with an animal on campus? Ever see them inside a building? Ever wonder why? ever wonder if they can do that? Dogs, cats, iguanas, tarantulas, and other animals may have more of a place in the lives and lifestyles of our students than we may be aware. And the University may need to provide opportunities for these animals to be a more welcome part of student lives on-campus. The frequently evolving, and sometimes conflicting, federal guidelines that help define accommodations for students to have & use service & support animals have presented challenges to some colleges and universities. In an effort to keep open this particular route of access to an education here at CSU, this session will explore what those guidelines are and how CSU services have been working to respond. Representatives from Resources for Disabled Students and Housing & Dining Services will share their perspectives and plans for supporting students through the process and, hopefully, finding a successful experience at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
=To provide legal and procedural guidelines that could impact interactions with students within the campus community.
=Offer insights to observations faculty & staff may be making when they observe students with service and/or support animals.
=Help staff & faculty address concerns they may have when working with students who have service and/or support animals