Service Animal Policy
Definition: An animal that does work or performs tasks for the benefit of an individual with a exceptionality (including psychiatric, cognitive, mental). The animal must be housebroken and under the owner’s control at all times. If it is not, Northern can ask the owner to remove the animal.
- Assist during seizure
- Retrieve medicine or other items
- Help individual with dissociative identity disorder to remain grounded
- Prevent/interrupt impulsive or destructive behavior
- Assist with balance, stability
- Provide non-violent protection or rescue work
Note: A companion animal must have proper certification from a therapist and/or physician to be considered.
Mobility Device Policy: Any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel, or other engines—whether or not designed primarily for use by individuals with mobility disabilities—that is used by individuals with mobility disabilities for the purpose of locomotion is permitted in any pedestrian area unless it cannot be operated with legitimate safety requirements set by Northern.
For more information, please contact:
Accessibility Resource Center
Northern New Mexico College