A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Inclusivity for all: Our community extends well beyond our schools. Gallaudet strives to be a community where people feel they belong and contribute to the world as their authentic selves.
Gallaudet is taking actions to eradicate racism through systems transformation and individual change so that Gallaudet is a place where all people feel safe and valued, and that they belong. We have accelerated our efforts to follow actions and commitments to combat racism and sustain our work for racial justice and equality. Our work is continuous and evolving.
Racism has no place at Gallaudet University. Racism dehumanizes racially and ethnically diverse community members. Racism especially denies racially and ethnically diverse community members full access to their humanity. Racism intersects with audism and other-isms. Thus, racism contradicts and is incompatible with Gallaudet University’s mission and values.
Gallaudet University recognizes that it is not enough to simply say racism is not acceptable on campus or by University community members; therefore, the University takes measurable steps to be anti-racist––actively advocating for racial equity and taking a firm stand against racial inequity.
Gallaudet University recognizes that community members are situated on a continuum of self-awareness, knowledge, and skills related to racial identity development, emotional intelligence, and the historical and societal implications of race and racism. We also recognize that racial bias can be unconscious or unintentional but can still have an impact of harm that needs repair. All members of our community are expected to act mindfully and intentionally, honoring the humanity of all, treating them with dignity and respect.
Gallaudet University continually develops and implements strategies that confront, challenge and dismantle systemic racism within all departments, divisions, schools, units and, eventually, broader society.
Gallaudet University commits significant resources to anti-racism education, race-based research, and reform.Gallaudet University students, faculty, staff and board of trustees are obligated to report any real or alleged instances of racism (2.28 Anti-Discrimination Policy).
Gallaudet will continue to listen to and engage black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) members of our community, including the student, staff, and faculty organizations at Gallaudet and outside of Gallaudet. We are grateful for all the students, faculty, advocates, and leaders who have come forward to express their very personal stories of pain and suffering, and to share their concerns and suggestions for a better world and a better Gallaudet.
Below is our anti-racism plan and progress report to date.
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