Disability Services Service and Support Animals
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Consistent with federal and state law, Westmont College permits assistance animals on its campus pursuant to the following policy and procedures. This policy applies to students.
It is important to understand the following terms and definitions:
Individual with a Disability: An individual with a disability means a person who has a physical or mental impairment, that impairs one or more major life activity who has a record of having such impairment or is regarded as having such impairment.
Accommodation: Any modification or adjustment in policies, practices, procedures or work/school/housing environment to enable an individual with a disability to enjoy equal access to college programming, activities and services.
Assistance Animal: Assistance animal is the umbrella term which includes both service and support animals as defined below.
Service Animal: Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including but not limited to physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disabilities.
Support Animal: Support animal means an animal that individuals with disabilities use for emotional support, well-being or comfort. A support animal need not be trained to perform any specific task.
User/Owner: Individual with a disability that uses a service or support animal.