Emotional Support Animals at Yale Multiply

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Off campus we call them pets, or “animal companions” On campus, they were never allowed before, until recently.

“While Yale College does not allow students to live with pets on campus, University Policy 4400 allows students to live with emotional support animals, also called assistance animals, ‘on a case-by-case basis in a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability,'” Jacob Sweet reports in The Yale Daily News. “Last year, there was one registered support animal on Yale’s campus, a kitten named Sawa.”

“There are now 14 — a number that Sarah Chang, associate director of the Resource Office on Disabilities, expects to rise.”