TO: Campus community
FR: Tyson Hill, Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Services
On November 10, 2021, a revised Animals on Campus policy went into effect at Sonoma State University. Risk Management and Safety Services has been working to align SSU policies with CSU systemwide procedures and policies to ensure compliance and reduce risk. The revised Animals on Campus policy aligns with CSU standards for the presence of animals on campus and received a full review to ensure equity and compliance with new federal and state guidelines.
We wish to thank the group of cross-divisional campus colleagues who worked on revising the Animals on Campus policy. The policy was initially approved in February of 1994 and last revised in 2014. The cross-divisional group included representatives from Academic Affairs and Academic Programs, the Division of Student Affairs, Sonoma State Police Department, Payroll and Benefits, Environmental Health and Safety, Residential Education and Campus Housing, Facilities Management, and Emergency Services. The revised Animals on Campus policy received support from the Academic Senate, as well as the Staff Council and Associated Students.
Questions about this policy may be directed to Risk Management and Safety Services at email@example.com.