Service Animals

The University recognizes the importance of Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). Weber State University is committed to allowing individuals with disabilities the use of a Service Animal on campus to facilitate their full-participation and equal access to the University’s programs and activities.

As defined by campus policy, a Service Animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability (and in a very few circumstances a miniature horse).

The work must be active and specifically related to the person’s disability. Simply providing comfort or emotional support does not qualify a dog as a service animal.

Individuals planning to have a Service Animal on campus do not need to provide notice or certify their animal; however, it may be helpful to meet with a disability advisor in Disability Services to learn more about campus policies and to provide notice to faculty, Housing authorities, or others who may need to consider appropriate arrangements regarding animals.