UNF Counseling Center Policy
UNF Counseling Center policy is that we do not issue letters of support for
emotional support animals. This includes, prescriptions for an emotional
support animal and assessments for the purpose of determining disability and
the need for a service animal as an accommodation. However, we will be happy to assist you with referrals for
providers in the community that may be able to assist you.
UNF Department of Housing and Residence Life Policy
The policy states:
"For purpose of information for residential students at the University of North Florida, A Service Animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform a task(s) for a person with a disability. Examples of such work or tasks including guiding a student who is blind, alerting a student who is deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a student who is having a seizure, reminding a student with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a student with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Services Animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a Service Animal has been trained to provide must be directly related to the student's disability.
A dog or other animal whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as a Service Animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A Service Animal may not reside in University Housing without prior written approval by the Department of Housing and Residence Life."
For questions regarding disability documentation, please contact the UNF Disability Resource Center (DRC) by calling (904) 620-2769.