Virginia Tech seeks to accommodate persons with disabilities who need the assistance of service animals. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is "a dog individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability" (28 CFR part 36). The university is simultaneously mindful of health and safety interests of its general community. These guidelines are aimed at meeting these concerns. The University ADA Services department is responsible for implementing these procedures for faculty, staff, and guests. Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is responsible for implementing these procedures with students. Success requires the cooperation of faculty, staff, students, and guests. Please contact SSD if you have further questions.