Welcoming Diverse Perspectives

Our different perspectives make us stronger.

Broaden your mind, learn more about the world around you and think about yourself in new ways.

Gallaudet brings together students, faculty and staff from many cultures, languages, ethnicities and communication backgrounds. You will discover a welcoming, respectful community united in its passion to make a difference in the world.

You will find people and programs that will support you, challenge you and strengthen you. See a list of our diversity resources below.

Resources for All

Office of Diversity and Equity for Students (ODES)

Empowering students of all backgrounds to achieve academic, career and personal success and contribute to an inclusive campus environment. Offers programs, services and resources that include:

  • Keeping the Promise: Cultural workshops, leadership training and mentoring to encourage and support the educational success and inclusion of underrepresented communities
  • LGBTQA Resource Center: Services, training, activities and gathering space to encourage a responsive environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Multicultural Student Programs: Cultural presentations, lectures from a variety of inspiring visitors, panel discussions, workshops and leadership training to support racial and ethnic minority students, multicultural student organizations and an appreciation of diversity on campus
JumpStart ASL

A five-week immersion program for first-year deaf and hard of hearing undergraduates in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture

Office for Students With Disabilities

Individually tailored, comprehensive support services to promote equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities

International Affairs

Intercultural educational opportunities and assistance with immigration procedures and the transition to life in the United States

English Language Institute (ELI)

An intensive English program for international deaf and hard of hearing students

Office of Campus Ministries

Outside clergy and lay leaders, serving, ministering and providing resources to students of many faiths