In 1856, Amos Kendall, a postmaster general during two presidential administrations, donated two acres of his estate in northeast Washington, D.C. to establish a school and housing for 12 deaf and six blind students. The following year, Kendall persuaded Congress to incorporate the new school, which was called the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind.
The Research Services unit of the Office of Sponsored Programs strives to fulfill Gallaudet University's mission to encourage, promote, and facilitate scholarly research. This enhances Gallaudet's intellectual climate by facilitating scholarly opportunities on campus.
The Career Center staff empowers students and alumni to develop appropriate skills and an understanding of career resources necessary to identify, pursue, and achieve their career goals. We also work with employers, faculty, and staff to ensure successful collaboration with students in finding meaningful and rewarding internship and employment opportunities!
The Student Body Government (SBG) is the major organization through which Gallaudet students govern themselves, plan activities for the campus, and work with faculty and administration on matters of general interest to the student body.
Gallaudet Technology Services (GTS) provides essential resources, end-user training and support for academic and administrative uses of technology at Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center. Units that provide direct support to students include the IT Service Desk, media and classroom support, and eLearning.
Student Health Service
Gallaudet University is an institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).