Animal Policy Procedures

University policy allows for animals who are not participating in any University activity to be on University premises as long as they remain outside University buildings, are accompanied by an individual, and are on a leash or confined to a kennel when not under the control of an individual. No animals, except those owned by the University and being used for official University instructional purposes or service animals, are permitted inside University buildings without the prior written approval of the University. Individuals wishing to have an animal participate in any University activity must also have the prior written approval of the University to allow an animal to be present in a University building or to participate in a University activity must sign a Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU requires that the individual indemnify, defend and save harmless the State of California, the Board of Trustees of the California State University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and the officers, agents, and employees of each of them from any and all loss, damage, or liability that may be suffered or incurred by the Trustees, its officers, agents and employees caused by, arising out of, or in any way connected with the animal. The University does not assume any liability or responsibility for the acts of animals on University premises, except for those animals owned by the University and being used for official University instructional purposes.

Failure to abide by this policy will result in the immediate removal of the animal from University premises and may result in the exclusion of the animal from participation in any future University activity or from being allowed to be present in any University building. The University also reserves the right to request the immediate removal of any animal deemed to be disruptive to the orderly operations of the University.