Campus Animal Policy
Animals are generally not permitted in University buildings with some exceptions, such as service and assistance animals determined to be a reasonable accommodation by the Office of Disability Services, among others.
The information below is intended to help students, employees, and visitors understand the difference between various kinds of animals, where they are permitted, and when they may be removed.
Animals in Indoor Spaces On Campus
The presence of animals in buildings owned and/or controlled by Georgetown Law is prohibited, including in the Gewirz Student Center and all classrooms, hallways and event spaces, except for the exemptions provided in section II in the Animals on the Georgetown Law Campus Policy.
Animals in Outdoor Spaces on Campus
Members of the community are permitted to bring animals to outdoor spaces on the Georgetown Law campus, provided they comply with all applicable local and federal laws and the conditions in Section III in the Animals on the Georgetown Law Campus Policy.
Service and Assistance Animals
As part of the University’s commitment to accommodate persons with disabilities, particularly persons who need the assistance of service animals, IDEAA has developed the guidelines to address service and assistance animal requests and usage on Georgetown University’s three campuses. For additional information regarding services animals, review the University’s Guidelines for Service and Assistance Animals on Georgetown’s Campuses. Please contact the Office of Disability Services with questions.
Emotional Support Animals in University Housing
The Law Center complies with the Fair Housing Act in allowing students the use of emotional support animals that are approved as an accommodation in Gewirz. Additional information can be found in the Policy on Emotional Support Animals in University Housing.
More Helpful Campus Policies
Other resources and policies including request forms and student organization policies can be found on the Student Resources & Policies Page.