Service and Assistance Animals
L&C Service and Assistance Animal Policy
Please review the Lewis & Clark College Service and Assistance Animal Policy for more information prior to contacting Student Support Services.
Students considering bringing an Assistance Animal to L&C are required to make an appointment with SSS well in advance of their arrival to discuss their request and initiate the approval process. SSS will determine on a case-by-case basis, whether bringing an Assistance Animal to campus is a reasonable accommodation for the student. In making this determination, SSS will consider the needs of the student with a disability, as well as the impact the Assistance Animal may have on the campus community.
There are four (4) steps in the Assistance Animal approval process. To initiate Step 1 of the approval process please schedule an appointment and submit your documentation (from a licensed provider). An SSS staff member will assist you with steps 2-4.
Students who plan to bring a Service Animal to L&C are strongly encouraged to contact and partner with SSS. Advance notice of the impending arrival of a Service Animal may allow more flexibility in meeting a student’s potential housing preferences and possible academic accommodations.