Student Handbook


Only small, naturally caged (aquarium sized container 10-15 gallons), non-dangerous pets are allowed in college housing. "Small" is defined as less than two pounds in weight. Animals are not allowed to roam freely in public areas. All pets must be kept on the owner's room. The owner will be held accountable for the animal's presence in the community and any damages caused by the animal. All pets must be contained within a cage or tank that prohibits their free movement in the room. Roommates/suitemates must consent to the presence of a pet. All pets must have their current shots and vaccinations, and not pose any health risk. Any strong or unpleasant odor resulting from the pet is not acceptable. All pets must be discussed and registered with Residential Life via the Pet Registration Form. Residence Hall Directors have the authority to require the removal of pets if a problem occurs. Pets that are acceptable are: fish, gerbils, hamsters, hedgehogs, and small lizards (i.e. salamanders, chameleons, iguanas). Pets that are not acceptable include but are not limited to: birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, rats, and snakes. These pets are unacceptable due to issues involving noise, size of pet, smell, danger, or considered a pest control problem.