Service and Support Animals

Washington State University recognizes  the importance of, and supports, the work that trained service animals can provide to those with disabilities. The University also supports providing accommodations for emotional support animals to those with a medically – documented need for such animals.

EP-39 Service and Support Animal Policy

Service Animals in Training Service animals in training are not protected under state or federal law, therefore are not allowed in public spaces without proper authorization.

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) – Students and others who reside in University Housing (WSU Residence Halls and WSU apartments) may request an accommodation to allow an ESA. The WSU Access Center and Housing and Residence Life have developed a process to request this type of accommodation. Visit the Access Center and Housing ESA and Service Animal Procedures page for more information.

Service Animal Exclusion Areas – Some areas of university facilities may be designated as off limits to service animals. Determinations about Service Animal Exclusion Areas are made after careful consideration of whether or not the presence of service animals would constitute either, a direct threat to safety, or a fundamental alteration of a program.

Current designated service animal administrators:

  • Kiara Drake, ADA Coordinator
  • Jason Sampson, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Other campus safety and security personnel, as needed.

Questions? Contact the ADA Coordinator