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ASL and Deaf Studies Department

The Department of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for deaf and hard of hearing students. Majors include Deaf Studies and ASL (American Sign Language).


Chair: Dirksen Bauman Ph.D.

Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1214

(202) 540-8522 (videophone)
(202) 651-5476 (fax)


The Athletic department consists of fourteen varsity programs and one club team. GU competes in baseball, men's & women's basketball, men's & women's cross country, football, men's & women's soccer, softball, men's & women's swimming, men's and women's track and women's volleyball. Fall and winter GU cheerleading is a club team. The Athletics department also offers an intramural sports program.


Michael Weinstock
Athletic Director

Athletics Main Office
(202) 651-5603 (voice)
(202) 651-5274 (fax)

Sam Atkinson
Sports Information Director
(202) 423-0642 (voice)

Attending Gallaudet

There is no other place like this in the world. Nowhere else but Gallaudet can you be part of an international university dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing students, education and research.


Office of Undergraduate Admission
Edward Miner Gallaudet (EMG) Memorial Building

(202) 250-2474 (videophone)
(800) 995-0550 (voice)
(202) 651-5744 (fax)


Graduate Admissions Office
Kendall Hall 101

(202) 250-2006 (videophone)
(800) 995-0513 (voice)
(202) 651-5400 (voice)
(202) 651-5295 (fax)


Academic Programs and Departments

Biology Department

Gallaudet is dedicated to increasing the number of deaf and hard of hearing professionals in science and technology fields. Students in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics can choose our Pre-Medicine Program, apply for scholarships funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation or work at off-campus internships through collaborations with programs at Duke University, Tufts University and James Madison University.


Chair: Kathleen Arnos, Ph.D.
Hall Memorial Building, N344C

(202) 559-5746 (videophone)
(202) 651-5258 (voice)

Bison Shop

The Bison Shop (bookstore) is the official retailer of Gallaudet University apparel. The Bison Shop is owned and operated by Gallaudet University so when you buy from the Bison Shop you spend to help Gallaudet University.