Dogs on Campus
Dogs are welcome additions to many people’s lives. However, dog owners must be mindful of how bringing their dogs to campus could negatively affect others. Members of our community may have allergies, fear of dogs, or do not welcome barking and other behaviors that can’t always be controlled. Dogs, with the exception of Service Animals (see below) are not allowed in any campus building, including residence halls, without prior permission. Dog owners should exercise good judgment when considering when to bring their dogs to campus and are asked to follow these guidelines:
- DOGS MUST BE LEASHED WHILE ON CAMPUS.
- THE LEASH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 8 FEET IN LENGTH.
- DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ANY PLAYING FIELD AT ANY TIME.
- DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON BLITHEWOOD LAWNS AT ANY TIME.
- OWNERS MUST PICK UP AFTER THEIR DOGS IMMEDIATELY.
Exterior waste receptacles may be used to deposit pooper-scooper bags.
Bard intends to be a good neighbor and encourages people to enjoy our campus. The dog owner is solely responsible for any injuries or damages caused by the dog while on college property. Persons refusing to comply may be asked to leave campus and not return with their dog.
A service animal, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, is trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. In compliance with the ADA, service animals are welcome on campus, and in most buildings on campus including dining halls, classes, meetings, or other events which its handler is permitted to attend. Service animals may be prohibited in certain designated areas when necessary for health or safety (e.g. a controlled laboratory environment, etc.)