The Equal Opportunity Office houses the ADA Coordinator and follows up on any Service Animal Complaints. For more information on the ADA and Service Animal Policies, as well as facility accessibility requests, please see below.
The University of Georgia (UGA) is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities and access for qualified individuals with disabilities, including students, job applicants, employees, and users of UGA’s public accommodations and services.
ADA and Rehabilitation Act
The ADA provides that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of the disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity.
A list of resources and how to make accommodation requests for students and employees.
ADA Appeal Guidance
You may appeal from any accommodation decision denying an accommodation request in full or in part. You also may appeal from a decision concluding that you are not eligible for a disability accommodation because you have not established that you have a disability.
Frequently Asked Questions on Service Animals
The Department of Justice continues to receive many questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. This publication provides guidance on the ADA's service animal provisions...
UGA Service Animal and Emotional Support Animal Policy
The University of Georgia (“UGA”) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work, and study for all, including individuals with disabilities. To that end and in compliance with federal and state laws, this policy (“Policy”) provides general guidelines and permitted uses of animals assisting individuals with disabilities while on UGA property.
This Policy does not pertain to animals being used for teaching or research, or animals receiving treatment at the College of Veterinary Medicine or at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
How to Register a Service Animal at UGA
This information is for students who, due to a disability, require the use of a trained service animal. If you are looking for information on registering service animals in training, visit Registering Service Animals in Training.
ADA Requirements for Service Animals
This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Department’s regulations.
UGA Service Animal Policy FAQs
The University of Georgia has become the home to several hundred service animals over the last few years. In an effort to preserve the rights of Handlers and Partners at UGA, to promote the wellness and safety of the service animals on campus, and to remain in compliance with federal and state laws, the “Policy Regarding Service Animals Access to University of Georgia Facilities, Programs, Services and Activities” has been created.
The following questions and answers serve as a tool to allow for greater understanding of the policy and a resource to links for additional information.
Facilities Accessibility Advisory Group
The Facilities Accessibility Advisory Group shall be composed of at least one representative from the Office of University Architect for Facilities Planning, the Facilities Management Division, the Equal Opportunity Office, the Disability Resource Center, and UGA Housing.
This Advisory Group supports the University of Georgia’s primary contact responsible for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordination which is the Director of the Equal Opportunity Office who also serves as the University of Georgia’s ADA / Section 504 Coordinator.