Section 650 - Pets on Campus

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Section 650 - Pets on Campus

To provide an effective learning environment, a safe and healthy campus, and to prevent damage to buildings and grounds, Lower Columbia College does not allow pets in college buildings unless for an approved instructional purpose. A pet is an animal kept for ordinary use and companionship and does not include a Service Animal or an approved Emotional Support Animal (See Policy 655). Lower Columbia College allows pets on college grounds for brief and infrequent duration, so long as any pet on college grounds is properly attended, leashed, and restrained. The handler is responsible for ensuring clean-up of all animal waste in a safe and sanitary manner.

Historic Information

  • Reviewed by Executive Leadership Team - August 31, 2020
  • Approved by Executive Leadership Team - November 14, 2018
  • Campus Review - October 19 - November 2, 2018
  • UMCC - October 16, 2018 & November 19, 2018
  • Governance Council - October 3, 2018 & November 7, 2018
  • ELT - August 20, 2018
    • Replaced policy 810 approved - August 2008


Resource/Reference/Procedure Title Unit Responsibility
WAC 110-300A-5170 Animals in Child Care Centers Head Start/ELC
Policy 655 Service Animal Policy HR and DSS
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