Environmental Health and Safety

Effective Date: 11/03/00

Policy Statement 7: Animals on Campus


This policy is intended to minimize the occurrence of attack, offensive odors, excrement, fleas, biological agents, etc., on the campus and in campus buildings where these may result in health hazards to personnel or be detrimental to instructional or research objectives .


This policy is primarily intended to apply to dogs, but is also applicable to other animals which are likely to create similar health hazards and/or nuisances.


Animals must have current tax tags and evidence of rabies vaccination .


Animals are not permitted in any campus building except in the following cases:


The laws and ordinances of the City of Greenville shall apply to the control of animals on the University campus. Animals brought onto the campus must be restrained as provided for in the City's Code of Ordinances, i.e., controlled by means of a leash, under direct voice control, within a vehicle, or within a secure enclosure.


Animals on the University campus in violation of this policy are subject to being picked up and turned over to the Animal Control Officer of the City of Greenville for impoundment. Violations should be reported to the Campus Police Department which will coordinate enforcement efforts with the City Animal Control Officer.