The Americans with Disability Act defines a service animal as "any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items." Pets are not service animals, nor are therapy dogs. Service animals, by definition, perform functions and tasks that the individual cannot perform for himself or herself.
If you will be attending the university and require a service animal, please provide SDS with proper documentation regarding the animal. This documentation should include:
Student Disability ServicesJason Luchs80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor (Map)New York, NY email@example.com 212.229.5626 x3135
Student Campus LifeTom McDonald79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor (Map)New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org x3656
General Contact Emailstudentdisability@newschool.edu