Additional Information

Service Animals

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition.”*

Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform for oneself. For example, a guide dog is used by some individuals who are blind. The work or task must be directly related to the individual’s disability. A service animal is not a pet.

If you are a UVU student and have questions or concerns related to service animals at Utah Valley University, contact the Office of Accessibility Services at Note: (Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals)

If you are a UVU student seeking information on emotional support animals in housing, please click on Animals in Housing information (link to to go to their web page. For additional information regarding animals on campus, view Policy 160.

*In some cases, a trained miniature horse can be used as a service animal.

Accessible Parking

The Office of Accessibility Services does not handle accessible parking-related requests. To request accessible parking, please submit a state-issued accessible parking placard to UVU Parking Services located in the Facilities Complex building at 936 South 400 West, Orem, UT at the time you purchase your student parking permit. All students who plan to park in UVU campus lots are required to purchase a student parking permit.

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