The University has the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy learning environment. The uncontrolled and unsupervised presence of domestic animals on campus compromises that environment. This policy is intended to provide guidance regarding the presence of such animals on the campus of Wichita State University, including the West Campus, South Campus, Old Town and Hughes Metropolitan Complex.
1. All domestic animals on University property, including athletic fields, playing fields and intramural areas, must be leashed and under personal control of the owner at all times. Animals are not to be tied to or secured to trees, posts, shrubs and/or left unattended. Each owner is responsible for his/her animal, including clean-up.
2. To protect public health and safety, animals are not permitted
in University buildings, subject to the following exceptions:
a. Animals qualified as guide dogs, service dogs, assistance dogs or professional therapy dogs pursuant to the requirements of Article 11 of Chapter 39 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated;
b. Animals used for authorized research projects or experiments;
d. Animals kept and maintained by the President in the President's personal residence on campus.
4. A control agency will be called to remove and impound unattended
or at-large animals.
August 1, 2010