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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By acting together for the greater good of our students and our community, we create a better world. Gallaudet University began a new 10-year vision campaign in 2020, called The Gallaudet Promise: Excellence in Learning and Discovery.
The Gallaudet Promise brings Gallaudet University’s mission and vision to life by defining our transformation over the next decade.
Gallaudet University has recognized 5 grand challenges to transform into opportunities for growth.
Accomplishments towards these challenges will be done through transformative work in the priority areas of lifelong academic learning (from birth to doctorates, and beyond), knowledge creation and discovery, scholarly studies and research, and advancement of the signing ecosystem.
Gallaudet is our space where the Deaf experience and sign language vibrancy and vitality thrive. By acting together for the greater good of our students and our community, we create a better world.
Our values reflect our human connection to each other. Values make a difference when each of us actively applies them as we learn, work and engage with each other.
An essential part of Gallaudet’s success and follow-through with the Gallaudet Promise is the HOW as defined by a series of strategic plans. The strategic plans will identify the most important actions to transform. The first plan, to be ready in winter 2021, will continue through September 2022. This will be followed by a series of three and four year plans to focus the University’s efforts and resources on the highest-impact work.
Learn about Gallaudet’s strategic plan for the years 2021 and 2022. Our plans are designed with clear action and initiatives that will bring us forward in major strides and guide our transformation so all grand challenges are addressed in the growth and advancement of the University and our community. Every member of the Gallaudet community has a role in achieving the Gallaudet Promise. We are all capable of creating change!
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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