Emotional Support Animal Guidelines


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) recognizes the importance of Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the broader category of Assistance Animals as defined by the Fair Housing Act under the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provide support for people with disabilities. UTC is committed to allowing individuals with disabilities the use of their needed animals on campus to facilitate full participation, use and enjoyment of University programming and activities. The University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) reserves the right to amend this guidance at any time.

For more information about the guidelines and procedures for the request of having an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) in campus housing, please refer to our Document for ESA Guidelines

To understand more about the difference between ESAs and Service Animals, please visit the ADA's frequently asked questions page here: Service Animal FAQs.