Control of Animals on SGU Property

SGU has a responsibility to provide a safe, healthy, positive learning environment.

The uncontrolled and unsupervised presence of animals on campus compromises that environment. This policy establishes and fixes the responsibility with the owner of the animal and sets forth the manner in which the conditions of the policy will be administered.

  1. All animals on University property, including athletic fields, playing fields, and intramural areas, must be leashed and under personal control of the owner at all times. The leash cannot exceed 6’. Exceptions may apply to approved service animals during required exercise. They are not to be tied or secured to trees, posts, shrubs, and so forth, and left unattended
  2. Animals are not permitted in any buildings. Exceptions are service animals, campus security dogs, animals under care and treatment in the veterinary medical complex, research animals housed in University buildings, or animals used as part of an academic lab.
  3. All animals on campus must have current registration and vaccinations, in compliance with Grenadian Law, as evidenced by a tag on the animal or the vaccination certificate in the possession of the owner and presented when requested.
  4. Animals loose or unattended will be picked up and taken to the GSPCA building where they will be retained for 72 hours If not claimed and expenses paid by that time, an appropriate decision will be made regarding the welfare of the animal..
  5. Owners/Caregivers are responsible for cleaning up all waste produced by their animals anywhere on campus.