Faculty Handbook Chapter 18 - Service Animals and CAR

Faculty Handbook Chapter 18: Service Animals and CAR

Under Oregon Law, students do not have to have their service animals registered or approved with CAR or the college. Some students choose to do so, and will have a note in their Letter of Accommodation (LOA), but not all students will choose this route.

Service Animals Rules and Regulations

The college has established regulations regarding the use of service animals on campus. Students wishing to use a service animal are only permitted to do so following these guidelines. The following are just a few of the regulations that must be followed when using a service animal:

  • The animal must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
  • The animal should respond to voice or hand commands at all times.
  • The handler should be in full control of the animal at all times.
  • The animal must be clean and in good health.
  • The animal must behave appropriately (i.e. not displaying aggressive behavior, not barking, whining, growling, etc.).
  • The animal should not block the access of aisles or doorways for other individuals.
  • Emotional support animals are not considered service animals.

Faculty are only allowed to ask the following questions regarding service animals in the classroom:

  1. Is the service animal required because of a disability - and
  2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

To learn more about service animal procedures, please visit the college’s COPPS Service Animal Procedure Page.