Assistance Animals on Campus: Reviewing Practices After Emerging from a Consent Decree

Date

Thursday, November 8

Time

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presenter(s)

Chennettée Jelleberg

Abstract

In the past year, PSU has emerged from a consent decree revolving around assistance animals. During this time, policies and practices have been reviewed in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center, University Housing and Residence Life (UHRL), and General Counsel. This presentation will provide a brief overview of what led to the consent decree while aiming to discuss how this experience has impacted the process of reviewing support animal accommodation requests on campus. This will include discussion around the creation of specific documentation requirements, a new support animal documentation form for providers, accommodation request timelines, and communication procedures with students and UHRL.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge around emerging from consent decrees
  • Learn about the creation of clear and concise procedures vetted by General Counsel
  • Learn about creating assistance animal procedures in collaboration with campus partners

Presentation Materials

Pending

Presenter Bio(s)

Chennettée Jelleberg

Born and raised in North Dakota, she moved to Portland in 2012 to pursue her Masters in Counselor Education. She graduated from PSU in 2015 having earned her degree in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program. Before starting her position at PSU, she worked at the VA and OHSU researching topics such as counseling interventions, tinnitus, and TBI. She has worked extensively with individuals with disabilities including as an intern at SHAC, as a member of the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities’ Consumer Advisory Council, and as a peer mentor for youth with disabilities. Chennettée enjoys the ability to use her experience and passion for disability advocacy in her current role at the DRC to assist students in pursuing their education.