Use of Service Animals

The College will determine, on a case by case basis, and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, whether use of a service or emotional support animal on campus is a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability. 

Guilford will make inquiries and request supporting documentation only as needed and appropriate to determine whether the animal qualifies as a service or emotional support animal, in accordance with the law. 

The College will endeavor to balance the needs of the requesting individual with the impact of the animal on campus operations and campus constituents, and reserves the right to exclude a service animal from its campus under the circumstances explained in this policy.


(from Employee Handbook - December 2017)