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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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Interim Provost:Dr. Jeffrey W. Lewis
Contact: Nicole Bradford
College Hall Suite 201(202) 250-2071 (videophone)(202) 651-5085 (voice)
Every year, honorary degrees are presented at Commencement to individuals selected by the Faculty
Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. In awarding
honorary degrees, the University seeks to recognize deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals for
exemplary service to deaf and hard of hearing community.
The standards and procedures for the award of honorary degrees are available here. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Nominations received by the deadline date, endorsed by the Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees, and
recommended through the Office of the Provost to the President will be submitted to the Board of
Trustees ahead of their February Board meeting to be given in May of the following year, i.e., 15 months
in advance. Nominations for honorary degrees will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Each nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria:
Supporting material for each nomination shall include: a completed nomination for 2023,
Nominations for 2023 are being accepted, with a deadline date of Friday, October 29, 2021.
Questions Please email the Office of the Provost, or call 202-250-2071
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