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Gallaudet University


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. 


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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.

services include:

  • A database and report of the University's achievements in research and scholarship.
  • Access to the archived Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth.
  • Research at Gallaudet newsletter.
  • REDCap a robust scientific data collection tool that is available free of charge for anyone 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!

Student services

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.

Housing services

  • The Housing component covers anything related to the daily living in the residence hall rooms and on-campus apartments, Room Lottery, roommate changes, and most importantly, housing assignments. We believe that a housing assignment entitles the resident the opportunity to be a part of a living and learning community.
  • We have six University residence halls and three Faculty Row houses totaling approximately 1,000 beds. In addition to the aforementioned residential facilities, we have housing at the Kendall Apartments where apartment units are available for use by families with children.

Library services

  • Deaf Collections & Archives
  • Gallaudet Video Catalog
  • Articles & Databases
  • E-journals
  • WRLC Digital & Special Collections

ICT services

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. 

  • Information about Teaching and Working Remotely (GTS Intranet-public)
  • IT Service Desk

Medical services

Student Health Service

  • Allergy Injections (must provide orders from physician and allergy serum)
  • Birth control counseling
  • Ear wax removal
  • Gynecology exams
  • Pap tests
  • Physicals
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Respiratory assessment and treatment
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Strep throat
  • TB Test

Campus life

  • The Gallaudet University Campus is a beautiful and historic place. 
  • The ninety-nine acre campus consists of over 2.5 million square feet of academic, residential and support buildings, and includes the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. In support of Gallaudet University's mission to "ensure the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals," long-term stewardship of the campus will ensure the campus setting is responsive and expressive of the rich relationship between deaf and hard of hearing experiences and the built environment—an emerging approach to architecture and planning developed at Gallaudet known as DeafSpace.

Sports facilities

  • Field House
  • Hotchkiss Field
  • Hoy Field
  • Softball Complex
  • Pool
  • Thomas Berg Track
  • Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Locker Rooms
  • Fitness Complex
  • Arthur "Art" Kruger Conference Room
  • Athletic Training Room
  • Team Meeting Room

Student clubs

  • Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity (ASP)
  • African Student Union
  • Asian Pacific Islander Association (APIA)
  • Bison Games Organization
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • CodaDet Organization
  • Delta Epsilon Sorority (DE)
  • Delta Zeta Sorority (DZ)
  • English Language Institute Student Organization (ELISO)
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Greek President Council (GPC)
  • Green Grow (GG)
  • Kappa Gamma Fraternity (KG)
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity (KS)
  • Kappa Theta Phi Fraternity
  • Kappa Theta Phi Sorority
  • Latinx Student Union (LSU)
  • Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority (PKZ)
  • Rainbow Society (RS)
  • Saudi Student Organization (SSO)
  • Student Body Government (SBG)
  • The Buff and Blue (BnB)
  • Tower Clock

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).

Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States

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