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San Diego State University

Student Disability Services

Service Animals

Photo: SDSU students with service dogIn order to maintain a safe environment for all students, employees, and campus visitors, SDSU enforces policies that regulate animals on campus. Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), are allowed in campus buildings when they are serving an individual with a disability. 

Under the revised requirements of the ADAAA, only dogs (and in some cases miniature horses) are recognized as service animals. A service dog has been specifically trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. These service animals may accompany individuals with disabilities in areas where the general public may also go.  Service dogs must also be leashed and the individual must have complete control over the animal.

Learn more about the SDSU Service and Guide Dog Policy as of January, 2016.                                                                        

To learn more about services animals on the SDSU campus, see Building and Grounds Regulations (PDF).                                                               

Learn more about the current ADAAA requirements concerning service animals.                                                                          

If you have any further questions, please contact Student Disability Services at 619-594-6473.