For regular classes:
Requests for sign language interpreters for regular classes should be made at least four weeks in advance. If a student who is utilizing an interpreter needs to make a schedule change, that change should be reported immediately to the ODS. The office will make changes to the interpreting schedule in a timely manner.
For special events and meetings:
Requests for interpreters for special events or meetings should be made at least two weeks in advance. Those requests should be directed to the individual or department coordinating the event. The ODS staff will be happy to make recommendations to that department as needed through this process.
Service animals must be trained to perform one or more specific functions or activities of daily living for the individual they accompany. It is recommended that any animal being used as a service animal wear a harness or other identifying device so that others on campus recognize it as such.
If a student will be living in the residence hall and plans to bring a service animal, a minimum of six weeks notice is needed so that students can be placed appropriately with regard to allergies. If six weeks notice is not possible, the student should contact ODS to discuss what arrangements can be made.
Service animals may enter any class or other activity with the person with the disability. The student with the service animal takes full responsibility for the care and behavior of the animal. Animals should be taken outside to relieve themselves, out of the way of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Animal waste must be picked up and disposed of properly. If a person is unable to do this due to their disability they can make other arrangements through ODS.
Service animal care and behavior is the responsibility of the person using the service animal. Students who cannot keep their animal under proper care or control are subject to sanctions through the CSU Office of Judicial Affairs. This determination will be made on a case-by-case basis. For example, a dog that is trained to bark to signal the onset of a seizure would be considered under proper control for doing so, whereas a dog that was barking and disruptive to the community in a way that was not meant as assistance would be grounds for a complaint.