Policy STUA-RES-035

Responsible University Administrator:Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer:Director of Student Housing Administration
Origination Date:N/A
Current Revision Date:03/15/13
Next Review Date:03/15/17
End of Policy Date:N/A
Policy Number:STUA-RES-035
Status:Effective

 

 

PETS IN RESIDENCE HALLS POLICY


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Policy Statement


 

Pets, except for service animals and small aquarium fish, are not allowed in the residence halls.

 


Reason for Policy/Purpose


This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding pets in the residence halls.

 


Who Needs to Know This Policy


All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus. 


Website Address for this Policy


www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-stua-res-035

 


Definitions


 

  
  
     

Policy/Procedures


Major problems in sanitation, pest control for fleas and lice, allergies and common courtesy for fellow residents provide the basic rationale for the no-pet policy. Small aquarium fish are the only pets allowed in the residence halls. The aquarium fish tank size is limited to a maximum of 15 gallons. This policy includes lab or research animals as well but excludes properly registered service animals.

 


Review


The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).

 


Forms/Instructions


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Appendices


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Related Information


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History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.