This information outlines the use of service animals in training by students and other participants in services, programs or activities. The University permits service animals in training into University buildings where other animals would typically not be permitted.
A service animal in training is an animal undergoing training and accompanied by an approved trainer and/or the animal’s handler to become a service animal. A service animal in training must be undergoing training in the work or tasks directly related to the disability of a person who needs the animal’s assistance. In the District of Columbia, a service animal in training shall not be denied admittance to any public facility when accompanied by an approved trainer or handler.
Students who are approved trainers, as defined by DC code sec. 7–1002, may bring a service animal in training to campus. The individual, upon request, may be asked to submit proof to the University that they are an an approved trainer.