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Service Animals

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted on the college campus and in its facilities.

  • A service animal means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing, providing minimal rescue or protection work, pulling a wheelchair, fetching dropped items or providing assistance with balance and stability.
  • To be permitted on campus, a service animal must be specifically trained to perform a service function. The crime deterrent effects of an animal’s presence and the provision of emotional support, well-¬źbeing, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.
  • JSCC employees will not ask about the nature or extent of a person’s disability, but may make two inquiries to determine whether an animal qualifies as a service animal. Staff may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal  has been trained to perform.
  • Furthermore, the animal may wear a harness, cape, identification tag, or other gear that readily identifies its working status.
  • Service animals whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others may be excluded regardless of training or certification.