Procedures for Service Animals on Campus
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as a dog that is
individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with disabilities. A
dog meeting this definition is considered a service animal regardless of whether they
have been licensed or certified by state or local agencies. Service animals are working
animals, not pets. An animal that is used to provide an emotionally supportive therapeutic
service for a student does not meet the definition of a service animal. A student
is not required to provide an instructor an Academic Accommodation Form from the Disability
Services Coordinator to have the service animal in the classroom. The student does
assume responsibilities for the care of the service animal.
Responsibilities of Individuals Using Service Animals
- The owner must follow local requirements for pets.
- The service animal is in a harness or on a leash at all times.
- The service animal is under control and behaves properly at all times.
- The supervision of the service animal is the responsibility of its owner.
- Regular bathing of the service animal is expected to avoid odor and shedding.
- The service animal must be toilet trained; the owner is responsible for the cleanup of animal waste.
- The owner must use appropriate toilet areas for the service animal.
Additional information can be obtained from the Disability Services Coordinator.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.