Pets on Campus
To promote the safety of all University community members, a healthful campus environment, and increased maintenance efficiency, Northern Arizona University prohibits Pets inside all University-controlled buildings or facilities with the exception of fish in containers of up to five gallons. Service and Assistance Animals and animals used in approved research activities or performances are not defined as Pets for purposes of this policy. All Pets that enter University grounds must be leashed and accompanied at all times, and must meet the Pet licensing and vaccination requirements that apply in Coconino County as the University enforces the same requirements on its property. Pet owners or handlers must clean up after and properly dispose of their animal’s waste and are responsible for any damage or harm their animal or its presence may cause. Primary responsibility for enforcing this policy rests with 1) academic deans, chairs, and faculty for all academic and research spaces; and 2) department heads, directors, and supervisors for all administrative and residential spaces. The NAU Police Department will respond to and investigate as appropriate reports of unattended or loose animals on campus or animal bites or attacks. Violations of this policy by members of the public may result in their ejection from University-controlled property.
Responsible Executive: Vice President for Capital Planning
and Capital Operations
Responsible Office: Facility Services
Effective Date: June 7, 2011
Last Revised: November 7, 2018
Contact: Associate Vice President, Facility Services