Service Animals at SCC
Presence and Use of Animals at Southeast Community College at Facilities and Events
Administrative Guidelines - Executive SummaryEffective - September 1, 2000; Revised September 1, 2010
General GuidelineBona fide service animals may accompany students, employees, and visitors with disabilities to all SCC events, activities, and locations. Local, state and federal laws regulate the use of service animals at SCC locations and/or events. Other animals (e.g., therapy animals, pets, strays, and mascots) are generally not permitted at SCC locations and/or events.
Requirements for all Animals and/or their Partners/Handlers
When an Animal Can Be RemovedService/assistance animals, therapy animals, and pets duly authorized to be present may be removed or restricted at a SCC location or event for reasons such as disruption, health, uncleanness, and safety. For example, a partner/handler will be asked to remove the animal from the College facility or event if the animal is ill and/or when that animal's behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of other persons and/or animals.Areas Off-Limits to AnimalsFor safety and other reasons, all animals are restricted from certain areas, including laboratories, maintenance rooms/custodial closets, and areas where protective clothing is required.LiabilityThe partner/handler of an animal present at any SCC location or event is personally responsible and strictly liable for any damage to property and/or harm to others caused by the animal while at a SCC facility or sponsored event.
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