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Pets and Service/Support Animals

Assistance/Emotional Support Animals: 
Animals that provide assistance and/or emotional support to a student.  These animals (not limited to dogs) do not meet the ADA definition of a Service Animal [below] but may qualify under the Fair Housing Act and Hampshire College’s Policy on Emotional Support Animals.

Service Animal: Any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition, however the College will consider other animal species on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Federal regulations. The tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's disability.

Service Puppies and Service Dogs in Training: These animals are considered to have the same public accommodation rights as service animals.