UNF Counseling Center Policy
While many of our staff love animals and are pet owners, our office is unable to provide assessments to document the need for a Service Animal or an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). As a result, we do not issue letters of support for service and/or emotional support animals.
If you want to be evaluated to see if you are eligible to have a Service Animal or an ESA, you must find a mental health provider in the community that is qualified to diagnose you and recommend that obtaining a Service Animal or an ESA is a reasonable course of treatment given your condition.
To find a mental health professional in your area to help you meet this need, a good place to start is to contact your health insurance provider. As an additional resource, Psychology Today allows you to search for local therapists.
UNF Department of Housing and Residence Life Policy
P2.0 Pets/Wildlife You may have a non-aggressive fish, in no more than a 10-gallon tank with the consent of your roommate(s). Other service animals, emotional support animals, and/or pets must be registered and approved with Housing and Residence Life prior to being brought to campus.
For questions regarding the process of registering to receive accommodations for service and/or emotional support animals on-campus, please contact the UNF Disability Resource Center (DRC) by calling (904) 620-2769.