For reasons of health and safety, sanitation, noise, and humane treatment, no pets are permitted in any Student Housing facility. The only exception is legal fish. Fish that are dangerous or harmful to humans or are prohibited by state or federal laws are prohibited.
Fish tanks can be no larger than 10 gallons. When cleaning fish tanks, it is imperative that the tank rocks are not put in drains or toilets.
Animals other than fish found in Student Housing and Residence Life facilities must be removed immediately or may be removed by Student Housing and Residence Life staff or other University officials if the resident is not immediately available. The Office of Student Housing and Residence Life is not responsible for what happens to any pet when it is removed or while living is Student Housing and Residence Life facilities. “Just visiting” is not permitted – pets are NOT allowed in Student Housing and Residence Life facilities at any time.
Residents found with pets will face disciplinary action, with additional billing as needed to restore the room/apartment to an assignable state (as determined by the Office of Student Housing and Residence Life), which may include but is not limited to, carpet and/or furniture cleaning or replacement, and repainting. All current occupants of a room/apartment found with a pet, or related pet paraphernalia (food and water dishes, toys, litter box, kennels, etc.) will be held responsible.
Residents who need an animal based on a disability need to contact the Director of Student Housing and Residence Life.