Southern Oregon University fully supports the rights and responsibilities of people using service animals on campus.

Service animals are not pets. 

picture of a Labrador retriever wearing a blue service animal vest inserting an ATM card into an ATM machine.While SOU does not require documentation of service animals, faculty and staff may ask individuals accompanied by an animal if the animal is a service animal. Disability Resources, as a service to students, may maintain documentation of the animal and provide information to faculty as part of the instructor accommodation letter process. Service animals must be under voice or leash control at all times. 

SOU also complies with the Oregon Fair Housing Act regarding service animals in residence halls. The Oregon Fair Housing Act regards therapy animals or emotional support animals as service animals for the purposes of housing only.

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Questions regarding service animals should be directed to the following:

Disability Resources Office, 541-552-6213 (opt 2)
These guidelines are adapted from the United States Department of Justice.