An emotional support animal (sometimes also referred to as an ESA, therapy, or comfort animal) may provide emotional support, wellbeing, comfort, or companionship that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. An assistance animal is not a pet.
B&L Properties welcomes emotional support animals for our students with mental and emotional disabilities.
Students seeking consideration for accommodation of an ESA should provide reliable documentation of a disability from a physician, psychiatrist, or other licensed mental health professional qualified to assess that the animal provides emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of an existing disability.
Please contact our office for the specific forms that are needed and the policy and procedures for ESAs at our IUP location.