Office of Disability Services
204E ADUCMorehead, KY 40351Phone: 606-783-5188Fax: 606-783-9190E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, define a service animal as any DOG that is individually trained to do
work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability,
including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental
disability. Other species of animals, whether trained or untrained,
are not considered service animals, with the singular exception
of trained miniature horses in certain situations. Note:
residence halls are further regulated by the Fair Housing Act, which unlike the
ADA addresses untrained emotional support animals within an
individual’s personal living space. Students wishing to qualify should contact the campus Housing office at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/housing/ about the application and documentation required.
enters a campus building or attends a sponsored outdoor event accompanied by a
dog and the need for it is not readily apparent,
University personnel may legally ask that person two questions:
answers indicate that the dog is a pet or an untrained comfort animal, then the
University’s ordinary policies would apply. Otherwise, the dog is allowed to go wherever the person with a
disability is entitled to go (including classrooms, offices, dorms, cafeterias, with the exception of sterile environments such as campus surgical labs). Service animals on campus do not require pre-approval by the Disability Services office.
What University personnel should NOT do:
with applicable laws is very important, but not to be overlooked is the valuable,
even ingenious, assistance that these animals provide to persons with
disabilities. To facilitate, or at least
not to interfere or offend, it is also important to gain some knowledge of the
etiquette covering this situation.
What University personnel and other students SHOULD do:
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