Pets on Campus

Date of Adoption

July 1, 2000

Effective Date of Last Review

August 2022

Date of Last Review

September 2021

Date of Next Review

September 2027

Custodian of Policy

Vice President for Finance and Administration


The bringing of pets into University buildings is prohibited; those on University grounds must be under the owner’s supervision and control.  If security personnel discover a pet not under control, they will attempt to locate the owner before calling the city police. 

Persons seeking accommodations related to an Emotional Service Animal (ESA) should contact the Office of Accessibility Services.

Service animals are not classified as pets.  Minnesota State University, Mankato is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and fulfilling its responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).  For additional information and Service Animal Guidelines, contact the Office of Accessibility Resources.