For those who could use a little extra support

Concordia University is committed to compliance with state and federal laws as the laws relate to individuals with disabilities. As the laws pertaining to emotional-assistance animals are evolving, Concordia reserves the right to modify its policies and guidelines accordingly. The use of an emotional-assistance animal is determined in accordance with these applicable laws and regulations regarding whether such an animal is a reasonable accommodation for a disability. Students with disabilities may seek an addendum to their housing contract to include an emotional-assistance animal as an accommodation. This determination will be made on a case-by-case basis. The needs of the disabled person will be balanced with the impact that the animal has on programs or other members of the campus community. Please review the Residence Hall EAA Policy and Forms document for information on policies and procedures regarding emotional-assistance animals.

Please note that CUW owns a Comfort Dog, named Zoey. A Comfort Dog is a service-trained golden retriever that is specifically prepared to assist in ministry opportunities to being a bridge/agent/prop to touch others with the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Christ. These dogs are exclusively trained by Lutheran Church Charities for their ministry role and are managed by a team of trained handlers who have also been coached for this unique ministry outreach.