Living on campus provides a big advantage, and you may want
to have a pet at the same time. In IUP’s Pet-Friendly Community, students get
all of the conveniences of being on campus along with the comfort of living with
Interested or have questions? Let us know!
Feel free to email us with any questions at IUP-HOUSING@iup.edu.
What are the perks?
What type of pet can I bring?
I have been approved to have an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). Do I need to live in the Pet-Friendly Community?
No. Approved ESAs and service animals are
considered an accommodation and are permitted in each of our residential
communities. While you are welcome to be a
part of the Pet-Friendly Community, you are not required to live there.
Is there any special paperwork that I need to fill out?
Yes. You will be required to complete a Pet-Friendly Housing
Application and a Statement of Understanding prior to bringing your pet onto
campus. The statement includes the policies for having a pet on campus, your responsibilities
as a pet owner, and pet care and documentation requirements.
What about my roommate?
Your roommate does not have to have a pet to live with you in the Pet-Friendly Community. Roommates without
pets will also be required to sign a statement of understanding concerning
their role in living in a pet-friendly environment. Individuals without pets
will not be required to live with a roommate who has a pet.
How do I sign up for the Pet-Friendly Community?
When signing up for housing through your MyIUP portal, select
a space on the ground floor of Putt Hall. Shortly after you complete your
Housing License Agreement, you will be able to complete the Pet-Friendly
Housing Application and the Statement of Understanding.