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Pets on Campus

Pets are not permitted in any area or building of the University. This applies to all types of animals including, but not limited to, the following: dogs, cats, snakes, fish, hamsters, mice, birds, lizards, insects, and spiders. Exceptions to this policy include:  

  • Monmouth University recognizes the rights of people with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animal while on campus as students, employees or guests. Monmouth University further recognizes the rights of people with disabilities to be accompanied by their University approved emotional support animal while living in university provided housing. 
  • In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the University will modify its policies to permit the use of service and emotional support animals by an individual with a disability, unless the animal poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others, would cause substantial physical damage to property of others, would pose an undue financial and/or administrative burden for the University, or would fundamentally alter the nature of the University’s operations. 
  • The Department of Disability Services and The Office of Residential Life (for students and their guests), the Office of Human Resources (for employees and guests), and the appropriate department hosting a program or activity, will establish procedures to ensure the students, employees, and guests who have a service or emotional support animal on campus are made aware of this policy. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity as the University’s ADA/504 Coordinator. 

Persons needing the assistance of a service dog, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, will have full access to all University facilities.