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.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
CBDS embraces the Black ASL, Black Deaf Studies, and the Black Deaf experience and space.
Black, Deaf and proud
“It’s who I am”
Preserving Black American Sign Language
Black American Sign Language
Black, Deaf and Extremely Online
How America developed two sign languages
The Center for Black Deaf Studies (CBDS) was established in 2020. The Center will operate as an outreach center for teaching and learning about the Black Deaf experience and provide easy access to a range of useful content resources.
Starting this fall 2022, our undergraduate students may consider the minor in Black Deaf Studies. The courses includes:
The mission of the ALLSTAR program is to strengthen comprehensive learning, to cultivate academic skills, to foster independence, confidence and to inspire lifelong learning of deaf, hard of hearing, culturally and linguistically diverse, students of color and other marginalized students.
ALLSTAR aims to achieve this mission by offering mentoring and tutoring services in a collaborative, student-driven, learning environment that promotes student success, college/career readiness, enriching the student experience, providing tools to achieve students’ academic and life goals.
Reach out to Dr. Martreece Watson, Ph.D., our ALLSTAR program director for more information.
This is a Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support for tuition scholarships for Black deaf or hard of hearing students seeking a degree from Gallaudet University. The first preference for awarding of the scholarship shall be given to Black deaf students from Ohio, in honor of Chuck’s 90th Birthday!
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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