Gallaudet University annually awards the following honors and recognitions under the Academic Affairs Unit (among others):

  1. Distinguished Faculty Award:  recognizes an individual on the faculty who exemplifies the stature of the entire university faculty. 
  2. Honorary Degree Award: recognizes extraordinary contributions to a specific field or to society in general.
  3. Professor Emeritus Award:  recognizes faculty with 15 or more years of distinguished service as a faculty member, and retired within the last ten years.
  4. Undergraduate Awards Program: recognizes  and celebrates the achievements of undergraduate students  with departmental and program awards.