Waubonsee Community College (WCC) makes every reasonable effort to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended in 2008 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with these acts and in the best interest of the community it serves, WCC has issued the following information to clarify the requirements of having a service animal on campus.
Emotional, support, comfort, or therapy animals are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA and are generally not permitted on campus. Non-service animals are often used to ameliorate stress or provide comfort to others and are not limited to individuals with disabilities. Although some animals are part of a medical therapy plan please note that a doctor's letter or therapy plan does not turn an animal into a service animal. Non-service animals are not guaranteed access to public areas under the law and if allowed on campus may be restricted to designated areas.
Students who wish to request permission to have a non-service animal on campus must meet with the Manager of the Access Center for Disability Resources prior to bringing any animal on campus. Students may contact 630.466.2564 for additional information and to schedule an appointment.