Southeast Missouri State University allows residential students the opportunity to have their family pet live with them on campus in select floors of Myers Hall. This community is part of a two-year pilot program for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. At the end of the academic years, the university will evaluate the program to determine if it will continue in future years. There are no plans to expand the program to other residence halls.
The pet friendly hall procedures are separate from the Emotional Support/Service Animal Procedures. A pet is not considered an emotional support animal or service animal. See the Office of Residence Life website for information on the Emotional Support/Service Animal Procedure.
Pets may not be brought into the pet friendly community in Myers Hall without prior approval from the Office Residence Life. Permitted pets include the following:
Students requesting a pet must complete an Animal Registration Request form and submit it to the Office of Residence Life. Requests must be submitted annually or for each new housing contract period.
Students requesting a pet in the pet friendly community must provide all of the following documentation to the Office of Residence Life along with their request:
Upon submission of all requested documents, students will receive approval/denial via email from the Office of Residence Life. Pets should not be brought to campus prior to receiving approval. Requests from owners who bring pets to campus prior to receiving approval will be denied.
If the request is denied due to documentation, students should contact the Office of Residence Life for additional information about the request.