Office of Treasury Operations, Risk Management

Animals on Campus

Departments wanting to host an event featuring a therapy animal must have a Facility Usage Agreement in place. Departments must contact OBFS' Contract Services Office to develop this agreement.

In addition to the conditions contained in the Facility Usage Agreement, each therapy animal handler must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Carry liability insurance either through the affiliated organization or personal liability insurance.
  • Provide proof that the handler(s) and animal(s) in attendance have successfully completed therapy training and are certified.
  • Adorn each therapy animal with a vest, bandana, or some other outward visible sign that it is in working mode. This insignia must be worn at all times during the event.
  • Each animal must be leashed and under the control of its handler at all times.
  • Handler and animal teams are limited to one two-hour session on campus per day.

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