Service Dogs (SD)
Service Dogs, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act, are dogs "that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities."
"When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform."
(Americans With Disabilities Act)
At a student's request, SAS is happy to coordinate correspondence with professors & staff to alert them that there will be a SD accompanying a student to their class or event. During this correspondence, we will provide a Service Dog Etiquette tipsheet to help professors and fellow students know their responsibilities regarding interaction with a SD. Students with SDs may also send this etiquette tipsheet to anyone on campus with whom they will interact.
If you would like SAS to correspond with your professors or F&M staff members on your behalf, or if you have questions regarding SDs, please email SAS (email@example.com). Please put Attention Amy Faust, SD in the subject line of your email.
More information about Service Animals:
- ADA Guidelines
- ADA National Network
- Animals on College Property Policy (F&M)
- Service Animal Etiquette
If you are inquiring about an Emotional Support Animal, please visit this page.