Animals in Campus Housing Policy

University Policy:

Campus Housing suggests reviewing the University of Louisville's policy regarding the Use of Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus.

Pet Policy:

Excluding fish, pets are not allowed in the residence halls. Aquariums must be ten (10) gallons or less. Violation of the pet policy requires sanitation, disease control procedures, and deodorization for which the student will be charged.

Service Animal Policy:

A student with a disability may have a service animal living with them as long as the Campus Housing Office has been notified. Students will be held responsible for any cleaning or damage charges caused by the animal.

Emotional Support Animal Policy:

Emotional Support Animals (ESA) must be requested and approved through the Disability Resource Center in order to be allowed in an on-campus residence hall. Emotional support animals must be approved in accordance with the University of Louisville’s  Use of Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus. When an ESA is approved by the Disability Resource Center, the student is responsible for meeting with their Hall Director prior to bringing the ESA into the residence hall. If a student does not follow this procedure, they may be responsible for violating the pet policy. Campus Housing will notify roommates/suitemates in the unit in which an ESA is approved that the type of animal is approved to live there. If there is a roommate conflict due to an ESA, the resident without an animal is the roommate that would be moved to resolve the issue. The student with an ESA will not be forced to move. Students having an ESA will be held responsible for any cleaning or damage charges caused by the animal.