SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Handbook


Pets/Animals of Employees in the Workplace 

Approved by Executive Council on July 19, 2004

Policy Number Policy Owner
4030.1 Human Resource Services

Revision History:

Date Version Change Ref Section
7/19/2004 1.0 New Document  
10/14/2015 1.1 Minor Revisions  
1/11/2017 1.2 Minor Revisions  
2/24/2017 1.3 Minor Revisions  

Statement of Policy

The establishment of College policy is intended to facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of education and related services to our students, parents, and members of the community.

In order to accomplish this objective, it is necessary to treat every employee of the College in a fair and consistent manner; to establish, to the best of our ability, safe, clean working conditions; and provide a workplace, equipment and materials appropriate for the task at hand.

It is acknowledged that the campus, in great part, is made up of public spaces. For this reason it is often difficult to differentiate between the truly public areas and those spaces which are work spaces. 

Nevertheless the workplace is intended to be devoted to the principles described above and in those work spaces the presence of animals not devoted to accomplishing these objectives is disruptive, non-hygienic and potentially unsafe.

Therefore, it is the policy of SUNY Plattsburgh, to prohibit employees from bringing personal pets or other animals into the workplace. This applies to all campus buildings and all State vehicles at all times.

The only exceptions to this general rule would be for animals used as working/aid animals such as guide dogs, animals used in clinics or as part of an academic program, animals used by law enforcement, and animals used in authorized artistic performances on campus.


Contact Information

For questions about the Campus Handbook, please contact:

Management Services Office
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2538
Fax: (518) 564-2540
Email: [email protected]