Pima County Community College District Regulation
Regulation Title: Utilization of Service Animals by Individuals with Disabilities
Regulation Number: RG-3603/B
Effective Date: 3/10/04
Approval Date: 3/9/04
Sponsoring Unit/Department: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Services
Policy Title(s) & No(s): Disabled Student Resources, BP-3603
Legal Reference: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Letter on Service Animals, July 26, 1996, Letter from The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Association of Attorneys General Disability Rights Task Force; A.R.S. 11-1024 & 13-2910
Cross Reference: Resolution Directing Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance; Standards for ADA/504 Compliance, RG-1501/A; Disabled Student Resources, BP-3603 and RG-3603/A
I. STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND COMPLIANCE
Pima Community College is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. In addition, Pima County Community College District complies with other applicable federal and state laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.
In regard to Service Animals, the College is aware of the profound level of assistance and enhancement such animals can offer in the lives of students with a variety of disabilities, and the degree to which they can contribute to a successful educational experience. The College welcomes the use of Service Animals that appropriately meet the requirements of applicable federal and state law, and those outlined in PCC policy, at its various educational facilities and for its services, activities, and programs.The Chancellor delegates to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Services the authority and to the Assistant VC for Student Services the responsibility to develop processes and procedures to ensure that qualified persons with disabilities who have legitimate and/or documented bases for utilizing Service Animals on College property are able to do so with appropriate access.