Animals on Campus: From Case Review to Creating Procedures with Collaboration in Mind

Date

Thursday, November 8

Time

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

Presenter(s)

Chennettée Jelleberg

Abstract

From legal case decisions, sweeping airline policy changes, and the continuous news headlines, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to sift through the barrage of info on assistance animals and synthesizing it into a procedure that works for both your office, campus partners, and especially our students. Taking what we learned through our past experiences with assistance animals, over this past year the Disability Resource Center at PSU has worked in collaboration with campus partners (such as University Housing and Residence Life; UHRL) to review assistance animal procedures, refine the request process, and coordinate services and support for our students. This presentation will include discussion around relevant OCR decisions that inform our work, 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

  • Review of important OCR decisions regarding assistance animals on campus
  • 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

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.