Animals, other than service dogs and approved emotional support animal (ESAS), are not permitted inside University buildings (including all residential facilities) at any time. Students living in University housing may have only fish in their assigned residences (see “Animals” in Housing and Residence Life Policies). Any animal brought into outdoor areas of campus must be on a leash, unless it is a service dog under verbal control.
A residential student with a service animal must complete a Service Animal Agreement pertaining to the animal’s presence in University housing; special arrangement is not necessary for a service dog to be in other areas of campus. A residential student with an emotional support animal must obtain approval before bringing the animal into the student’s assigned University residence. An authorized ESA is permitted only in the owner’s residence and is not permitted in public residential areas or other campus buildings. Individuals seeking approval of an ESA should complete the process as soon as practicably possible before moving into University housing.
The ESA Review Panel meets five (5) times per year to consider requests for approval.
Visitors on campus are prohibited from bringing their emotional support animals inside University buildings (including all residential facilities) at any time.
Service animals in training are prohibited in all residential facilities at the University of Lynchburg.
To complete a service animal agreement or to request approval of an emotional support animal, contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources.