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. If the request for accommodation is made fewer than 60 days before the individual intends to move into University housing, the University of Lynchburg cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s request for approval of an emotional support animal during the first semester or term of occupancy. To complete a service animal agreement or to request approval of an emotional support animal, contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources.