Animals on Campus Policies
Pets of any type are not allowed in any Iliff School of Theology buildings, including classrooms, the library, and offices.
Pets are not barred from Iliff’s grounds, provided they are leashed. Pet owners must abide by all leash laws, be in control of their pet at all times, and immediately clean up after their pet as necessary. Under no circumstances should animals be tied to buildings, handrails, trees, bicycles racks, or any other objects. Any damages caused by pets on Iliff grounds will be the responsibility of the pet owner.
Any complaints regarding animals on Iliff’s grounds or violations of this policy should be addressed to Iliff Campus Safety and The Dean’s Office.
Service Animal Policy
1. Service Animals are permitted in Iliff’s buildings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Colorado Law Sections 24-34-301 (5.6), C.R.S., 24-34-803 C.R.S., and 18-13-107 C.R.S.
2. A Service Animal must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an Individual with a disability. The work or tasks performed must be directly related to the disability. Service Animals must be accompanied by a Partner at all times and the Partner must maintain control of the animal at all times.
3. The Service Animal must be current on vaccinations.
4. In situations where it is not obvious that the animal is a Service Animal, The Iliff School of Theology may ask:
a. Is the animal a Service Animal required because of a disability?; and
b. What work or task has the animal been trained to perform?
If the above inquiries are made and, as a result, it becomes clear that the animal is not a Service Animal, the animal may be excluded from the building.
5. The school shall not require any documentation for the Service Animal, require that the animal demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the person’s disability. Students are, however, encouraged to register the Service Animal with the Disabilities Service Office.
6. The care and supervision of a Service Animal is the responsibility of the Service Animal’s Partner. Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the device interferes with the Service Animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that instance, the Partner must maintain control of the animal at all times through voice, signal, or other effective
controls. The Partner is liable for any damage to persons, premises, or facilities caused by the service animal.
7. The Partner is responsible for the cleanup of all animal waste.
8. Iliff has the authority to remove a service animal from its grounds or facilities if the service animal becomes unruly or disruptive, unclean, and/or unhealthy to the extent that the animal’s behavior or condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or otherwise causes a fundamental alteration in the Iliff’s services, programs, or activities. If such behavior or condition persists, the Partner may be directed not to bring the animal into public campus areas until the problem is rectified.
Emotional Support Animal Policy
1. Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s) are animals that alleviate one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability.
2. ESA’s must be approved and will be considered on a case-by-case basis as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Accommodations Policy.
3. Only one ESA is allowed per student or staff member (the “Owner”).
4. All essential personnel will be notified that an approved animal will be on campus.
5. The ESA must be current on vaccinations.
6. The owner is responsible for the proper care and conduct of the ESA. This
1. Maintaining control of ESA and ensuring the animal is leashed at all times. The ESA cannot be a distraction or a disruption to the classroom environment.
2. The ESA must be adequately trained for a public environment.
7. The owner is responsible for the cleanup of all animal waste.
8. The owner is liable for any damage to persons, premises, or facilities caused by the ESA.
9. Iliff has the authority to remove an ESA from its grounds or facilities if the animal becomes unruly or disruptive, unclean, and/or unhealthy to the extent that the animal’s behavior or condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or otherwise causes a fundamental alteration in the Iliff’s services, programs, or activities. Should removal of an approved ESA occur, the owner will be expected to comply with any changes implemented as a result of the removal.