In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVCC allows service animals in all College facilities. There may be exceptions in certain areas, which are addressed below.

 

Definition:
  • Service Animal - The ADA defines a service animal as "an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair for a person, or fetching dropped items." Some, but not all, service animals wear special collars or harnesses and have licenses, certificates or special identification papers. 
  • Pet - A pet is a domestic animal kept for pleasure or companionship. Pets are generally not permitted in College facilities.
  • Partner/Owner - A person that uses a service animal.
  • Emotional Support Animals are not service animals under DOJ Regulations/ADA and Section 504, and are not permitted on campus.