Animals on Campus

Animals are not permitted in any State building with the following exceptions:

  • Service animals, as defined within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), while under the control of their handler and as necessary to provide assistance to disabled individuals.
  • Animals used in research/teaching and authorized by the approval by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Animals under the control and use of law enforcement or emergency management personnel as part of their official duties.
  • Exempted animals must have current required vaccinations and documentation where applicable. Dogs and cats must have evidence of current rabies vaccination. Flea control must be maintained (oral/topical treatments, etc.) and documented where applicable.

NOTE: ECU does not have a veterinary clinic/hospital on campus.

The ECU IACUC must be informed and ECU Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) must review and approve requests for animals to be brought on campus for an animal show, contest, or other Event involving the display or demonstration of skills of animals. This includes but is not limited to, petting zoos, dog shows or circuses. The request to EH&S must include proof of the health of the animal including, but not limited to, evidence of rabies vaccination and other vaccination records or records of health from the NC Department of Agriculture. The Event sponsor must also provide proof of insurance indemnifying ECU.

The laws and ordinances of the local town and county shall apply to the control of animals on State property and in State-operated facilities. Animals brought onto state property must be restrained as provided for in Greenville City Ordinances, i.e., controlled by means of a leash, under direct voice control, within a vehicle, or within a secure enclosure.