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Service Animal Overview

Monroe Community College (MCC) recognizes the importance of “Service Animals” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) as “any dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks to benefit an individual with a disability.”

Under the ADA, Services Animals are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless these devices interfere with the Service Animal’s work. The individual handler must always maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls. 

Where it is NOT obvious what services an animal provides only the following inquiries are allowed:

1.      Is the animal required because of a disability?
2.      What work or task has the animal been trained to perform?

We cannot:
* Ask about the person’s disability
* Require medical documentation
* Require a training certificate
* Require the individual to register his/her animal
* Ask that the animal perform the identified task or work
* Require a special identification card/vest/collar

MCC is committed to allowing individuals with disabilities the use of a Service Animal on campus to facilitate their full-participation and equal access to the College’s programs and activities.  For further information, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office or visit

SSD Staff
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

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