Service Animals & Assistance Animals

Service Animals

Assumption College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all students with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Assumption College permits the use of a Service Animal by individuals with a disability in any area open to the general public. 

The policy applies to any Service Animal whose user or handler is participating in the College’s programs or activities or who is on the college’s campus, including College Housing.  This policy includes students, employees and third parties.  The policy applies to all Service Animals, including working Service Animals, Service Animals in training and Service Puppies. 

Click here to read the Assumption College Service Animals Policy

This policy does not apply to “Assistance Animals”, see information below and separate policy. 

 

Assistance Animals

Assumption College (AC) is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all students with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADA Amendments Act”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Fair Housing Act.  The College engages in an interactive and collaborative process with students in order to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations, including the accommodation of Assistance Animals.   Assumption College reserves the right to amend this Policy as circumstances require.  This policy applies solely to “Assistance Animals” (defined within policy) which may be necessary in Campus housing.  It does not apply to “Service Animals” as defined by the ADA Amendments Act. 

Click here to read the Assumption College Assistance Animals Policy