Answered By: John Kissinger
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2023     Views: 193

Service animals are permitted in college facilities including the library. Therapy/emotional support/companion animals are not. Feel free to contact the library if you have more questions about this or contact the CCGA Office of Student Life

In accordance with State Law, service animals assisting students with disabilities are permitted in all facilities of the college.
Technically speaking, a service animal means any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including but not limited to guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing, providing minimal rescue or protection work, pulling a wheelchair or fetching dropped items. Therapy or companion animals are NOT service animals and are not covered under the ADA. To be permitted on campus, a guide dog must be specifically trained to perform a service function. Furthermore, the animal should wear a harness, cape, identification tag or other gear that readily identifies its working status. Guide dogs whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others may be excluded regardless of training or certification. 

Residence Halls

Pets are not permitted in the residence hall, either on a temporary or permanent basis. An exception can be made for non-carnivorous fish🐠 in reasonable numbers kept in a 10 gallon maximum aquarium. Animals being utilized for academic research are not allowed in the residence hall. In accordance with Federal law, service animals assisting students with disabilities are permitted in all facilities of the College. Any questions about service animals or emotional support animals on campus can be addressed with CCGA Office of Student Life.

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