• Pet-friendly dormitories

    Pet-friendly dormitories

    • Pet-friendly Residence Halls have appeared as a number of colleges and universities in the United States, including University of Northern Colorado, Eckerd College, Stephens College, Stetson University, and Washington & Jefferson College. At these institutions, a certain portion of the school's residence halls are set aside for students who wish to live with a pet, often a dog or cat.Massachusetts Institute of Technology and State University of New York at Canton allow cats in certain dormitories.Sweet Briar College allows equestrian students to bring their horses to campus.Case Western Reserve University allowed caged animals, such as rabbits or hamsters, and allows "mascot" dogs in the fraternity and sorority houses.Lehigh University also allows "mascot" dogs in the fraternity and sorority houses.Principia College permits pets that may be kept in a cage or tank.University of Notre Dame allows fish tanks.

      In 2008, USA Today estimated that at least 12 colleges and universities allows some form of pet-friendly living arrangements. Students at other institutions have advocated for pet-friendly housing policies. A Kaplan Test Prep survey from 2011 found that 38% of colleges and universities in the United States had student housing where pets were allowed.

      A long-standing, unusual feature of Eckerd College is that a few residence halls are set aside as "pet dorms" for students wishing to bring small animals to campus. Other special residence halls include "Wellness Houses", that promote healthy living, and service-learning dormitories, for students interested in monthly community service projects. Smoking is not permitted inside Eckerd College dormitories.

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