Policy Information

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Number: 5.34

Name: Visitors, Pets, and Animals on Campus

Author: Policy Committee

Effective Date: February 27, 2020

Next Review Date: AY2023–2024

Regulatory Authority:

  • None

Part 1. Policy Statement

Subpart A. Recognition

It is recognized that as North Hennepin Community College is a public institution within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) system, the campus will host visitors, pets, and other animals as part of its educational mission and to support the student body and communities we serve.

Subpart B. Duties

It is also recognized that the college has a responsibility to keep employees and students safe as members of the campus community.

Part 2. Campus Review

Review Action Date(s)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Review: March 11, 2019

Campus Community Review Period: March 27, 2019–April 11, 2019

AFSCME Review: November 5, 2019

MAPE Review: November 5, 2019

MMA Review: November 5, 2019

Shared Governance Council Review: December 22, 2019

Student Senate Review: November 1, 2019

Interim President Jeffrey Williamson Approval: February 27, 2020

Campus Community Dissemination: September 22, 2020


  • New policy, Spring 2014
  • Reviewed Spring 2019