Animals on Campus

Policy 1093

Schoolcraft College prohibits animals from being on campus with the exception of service animals. A service animal, as defined by the ADA, means a dog (or in some instances, a miniature horse) that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or mental disability.

Schoolcraft College may verify that a service animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. Issues or questions related to service animals may be directed to the Disability Support Services Office.

A service animal shall be under the care and control of its handler, and shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether or the use of such restraint would interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective, performance of work or tasks, in which case the handler shall control the service animal through other means (e.g. voice control, signals, or other effective methods).

Schoolcraft College may ask an individual to remove a service animal from campus if either: (1) the animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take effective actions to control it; or (2) the animal is not housebroken. Though Schoolcraft College may exclude a service animal for these reasons, it shall give the individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the service, program, or activity without having the service animal on Schoolcraft College’s property.