Title

Support Animals on Campus: A University or a Zoo?

Presenter(s)/Speaker(s):

Tina E. Vires, Winthrop UniversityFollow

Topic

Post-traditional Students, Other (Pease specify in the box below)

Other Topic

Diversity; students with disabilities

Session Abstract

Service dogs, emotional support animals, therapy animals, animals as accommodations - they're everywhere! Is that ok? Should or can I say anything about them? What are the expectations? Faculty and staff across the country are asking these questions as more animals appear on campuses and lawsuits abound when students are denied access to animals. How do we maintain compliance and sanity? This session will provide an easy to understand overview of the different types of animals we may find on our campuses, how to discern between the types, how and why they may be approved, appropriate and legal interactions, and when we can say, "no;" as well as sharing testimonials from students who have benefited from these creatures.

Keywords

Animals, disability, civil rights

Location

DiGiorgio Campus Center 256

Start Date

24-3-2017 1:00 PM

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Support Animals on Campus: A University or a Zoo?

DiGiorgio Campus Center 256

Service dogs, emotional support animals, therapy animals, animals as accommodations - they're everywhere! Is that ok? Should or can I say anything about them? What are the expectations? Faculty and staff across the country are asking these questions as more animals appear on campuses and lawsuits abound when students are denied access to animals. How do we maintain compliance and sanity? This session will provide an easy to understand overview of the different types of animals we may find on our campuses, how to discern between the types, how and why they may be approved, appropriate and legal interactions, and when we can say, "no;" as well as sharing testimonials from students who have benefited from these creatures.