Assistance Animals

If you are interested in bringing an assistance animal on campus or to live in MMC housing, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 212.774.0719 or to learn more.

It is the intent of MMC to provide an environment that fosters respect and dignity towards all students. For students with documented disabilities, MMC strives to provide reasonable accommodations, including an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and Service Animals.  Eligible students should review the policy and request this accommodation through the Office of Disability Services.

Assistance Animal: This is the umbrella term that encompasses service animals and emotional support animals. Service animals and emotional support animals are not pets; they are animals that provide assistance, perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provide emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptom or effects of a person’s disability.

 Service Animal: An animal that is individually trained (or in the process of being trained) to do work or perform specific tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. The work or tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the person’s disability.

 Emotional Support Animal (ESA): An animal that provides emotional support to alleviate one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Some, but not all, animals that assist persons with disabilities are professionally trained.

Individual with a disability: For the purpose of this policy, an individual with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

 Service Animal Policy and Agreement

Emotional Support Policy and Housing Agreement

If you are interested in requesting this accommodation please submit a request