Those students who get approval will live in the North Hall and the animals will be restricted to that building. The animals will not be permitted to be in any other buildings on campus.
"Students who are comfortable where they live have greater success and pets are a great source of comfort to many students," Lock Haven University North Hall residence hall director, Emily Borst, said via press release.
“Studies show that students who feel at home on campus are the students that thrive both socially and academically,” Borst added.
Lock Haven is joining the list of schools that allow pets, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and Eckerd College in Florida, according to The Washington Post.
CNBC reports that about 40 schools in the country allow pets, not including service animals, on campus.