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O. Pets on Campus

Oklahoma City University prohibits all persons, including faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers, from having pets on campus. This policy applies to all buildings and facilities on campus unless a specific exception is approved per the Pet Policy. The University is responsible for providing a safe and healthy environment where employees can work and students can study and live. Pets can pose a threat to the health and safety of the campus community as well as to a healthy educational environment through issues such as allergies, excessive noise, animal bites, and disease transmission (e.g., fleas, ticks, viruses, and parasites). This policy applies not only to dogs but also to other common animals including, but not limited to, birds, cats, mice, gerbils, amphibians, reptiles, and ferrets.

All members of the campus community are required to comply with all provisions of this policy. Employees and students who fail to comply or who interfere with the implementation of this policy, including relocation of animals, will be subject to corrective or disciplinary action. The University may require any person with a pet to remove the animal from campus grounds. The campus community is required to abide by this policy and by the relevant local government laws and ordinances regarding dog and cat management.

Click here to view the entire Pets policy.

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