Animal Control

Reason for Policy: 

This policy outlines the University of Oregon’s position on animals within the institution’s buildings.

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

All individuals entering University of Oregon buildings and facilities.

Enactment & Revision History: 

Technical revisions enacted by the University Secretary on September 4, 2015.

Became a University of Oregon Policy by operation of law on July 1, 2014.

Former Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 571 Division 50 Section 0025.


(1) To protect public health and safety, the University does not permit animals in its buildings.

(2) Unattended or unleashed domestic animals are not permitted on the property of the University.

(3) Exceptions:

(a) Dogs trained to assist the handicapped;

(b) Dogs authorized by permit issued by the Office of Public Safety;

(c) Animals used for authorized research projects or experiments;

(d) Residents of the University's East Campus Housing only may keep authorized pets within their rented property.

(4) The Office of Public Safety will call a control agency to remove and impound unattended or at-large animals.

Responsible Office: 

For questions about this policy, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541-346-3123 or Campus Operations at 541-346-2270.

Original Source: 
Oregon Administrative Rule