Lafayette College recognizes the importance of service and emotional support animals to individuals with disabilities and has established policies to guide the presence of service and emotional support animals on campus.
The College prohibits pets and other animals in College housing. The policies below provide mechanisms for an individual with a disability to seek a reasonable accommodation to that prohibition. If you are an individual with a disability and have a service animal or emotional support animal, please review the relevant information below. A person with a disability is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
An emotional support animal is considered a housing accommodation. ESA requests for the next academic year must be submitted by March 1 (current students) or June 1 (incoming first-year students). Requests not made within a reasonable time frame may result in the College not be able to provide the requested accommodation.