Service animals are not pets.
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.