Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 7/20/2015

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SSM 701–07: Therapy and Emotional Support Animals in University/Campus Housing

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Purpose

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To provide guidelines on therapy or emotional support animals in university/campus housing

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Sources

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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code §§ 701–796
Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 United States Code § 3601 et seq.
24 CFR 100.204
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990, 2008), 42 United States Code § 12101 et seq.
Disability Resource Center (DRC)

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Policy

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Students seeking permission to have a therapy or emotional support animal that is not a service animal in their university/campus residence are required to register with DRC and follow the standard accommodation process of submitting disability documentation that supports the need for a therapy or emotional support animal. Additionally, individuals with disabilities are responsible for their therapy or emotional support animal and the university may exclude therapy or emotional support animals under certain circumstances. For more information, see SSM 701–08, “Responsibilities of Individuals with Service, Therapy, or Emotional Support Animals on Campus and Exclusions from Campus.” One may also contact the DRC or University Housing for more information.

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Cross-References

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For more information, see:

  1. SSM 701–06, “Service Animals on ASU’s Campuses”

    and

  2. SSM 701–08, “Responsibilities of Individuals with Service, Therapy, or Emotional Support Animals on Campus and Exclusions from Campus.”

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