Juniata College’s Philosophical Approach to Animals on Campus

Juniata College affirms that individuals who utilize a service animal must be permitted to have their service animal with them at all times in all areas where the individuals are permitted to be. Please remember that service animals are working and should be undisturbed.

Under certain circumstances and with specific approval by the Director of Student Accessibility Services, students with diagnosed disabilities may be approved to have emotional support animals in the private living quarters of their residence. These emotional support animals become pets as soon as they leave the private residence, however, and students must adhere to all borough and campus policies relating to animals and pets.

Further, Juniata College strives to build a community that retains the rights of all individuals to access, use and enjoy campus facilities while providing a climate in which pets are welcome on campus grounds for those who wish to interact with them or be in their presence.

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors who bring their pets on campus grounds are asked to follow all borough and campus policies relating to animals and pets. In particular, pets must be leashed, harnessed, or contained in a carrier at all times on campus grounds. Pets are not permitted in any of our campus buildings or in certain outdoor facilities.

For more information, please refer to the following College policies and forms:

Students with questions regarding service animals and emotional support animals should contact Patty Klug, Director of Student Accessibility Services, at klugp@juniata.edu or 814-641-5840. Employees and all others with questions or concerns regarding animals on campus should contact Human Resources at humanresources@juniata.edu or 814-641-3195.