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Pet Policy

In Residence Halls

Since residential buildings are not suited for most pets and animals can carry and transmit diseases, the only pets that students are permitted to have in the residential areas at any time, other than service animals and emotional support animals approved by the office of Accessibility Resources, are fish/crustaceans that live under water at all times. All pets must be kept in the student's room/apartment at all times. Any pet or animal that causes a disturbance to the community, as determined by the RLC, must be removed from the residential facilities by the student or hall staff may contact the Humane Society or appropriate organizations. A disturbance to the community could include being out of a cage, smelling badly, causing damage or causing a nuisance to neighbors. Damages caused by pets will be charged to the owner/caretaker.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed in campus offices and workspaces during regular business hours. At no time should pets be left unattended in offices. Any pet that becomes a nuisance will be barred from the building and/or the campus. Employees are responsible for any damage their pets cause. Pets are not allowed to run off-leash. The administration reserves the right to remove unleashed, noisy or menacing pets from campus. The college, with the cooperation of the Colorado Springs Humane Society, will, when necessary, pick up and impound such pets. These restrictions do not apply to service animals assisting student or employee partners.

All pets on the college's campus must be current on vaccinations and licensed as required by the city of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and/or the state of Colorado. Those pets required to be vaccinated against rabies are required to wear their rabies vaccination tags at all times.