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.
Director: Mary Keane Ph.D.
Ely Center B-02 (202) 651-5144 (voice) (202) 651-5600 (fax)
SECURITY CHECKLIST: OUTSIDE THE UNIT* Are the buildings and grounds well maintained?* Are the entryways, sidewalks, and parking areas well lit?* Are entryways visible from the street?* Are the residents’ names printed on the mailboxes?* Is the mailbox lockable and in good condition?* Are the lots and surrounding streets free of abandoned cars?* Is parking usually available close to your door?* Is the area well lit at night and on weekends?* Are there designated visitor parking spaces?* Does the apartment complex provide security services (patrols, escorts)?* Do neighbors feel safe?* Is the building close to high-traffic, well-traveled areas?* Are shrubs cut below window levels?* Are tree limbs cut above window level so that you can see in and out of your home?* Is the unit number visible from the street?* Is the property near fire stations and other emergency services?* Are the alleys around the residence clean?IN THE UNIT* Are the exterior doors made of core wood or metal?* Do the doors have knob locks, chains, deadbolts, and/or peepholes?* Is there a security system in the building?* Is there a sufficient number of working smoke detectors in the living space and in hallways? Are they hardwired?* Are there adequate emergency escape routes in the event of a fire?* Are there fire extinguishers?* Do curtains, blinds, and draperies fully cover windows?* Are there safe places to go in case of a tornado?* Is there a high turnover of residents?ENTRANCE TO THE UNIT* Can the main entryway be easily seen from the street even at night? Is it well lit?* Are there sturdy locks on all the windows?* Are security bars/screens provided if it is a ground floor or basement unit?* Are doors to the laundry room kept locked?* Does the landlord have a published policy about issuing and replacing keys?* Does the building have a doorman or buzzer for guests and deliveries?* Are locks on the doors of the buildings and apartments adequately secured?* Is there a peephole at the door?* Do the front and rear doors have 180-degree peepholes?* Do doors have deadbolt locks?* If door hinge pins are outside, are they non-removable?* Does the door securely fit the jamb?* Is the strike plate securely fastened to the door jamb?* Is the door jamb fastened tightly?* Does the bolt extend sufficiently into the strike plate?* Are key control procedures used to ensure that locks are changed when keys are lost or not returned?* Are you informed of who has keys to your living space?* Do sliding glass doors have blocking cleats to prevent opening from the outside?* Can windows be left open for ventilation is secured?* Are window air-conditioners secured from the inside?* Are door locks located so they can’t be reached through a window?
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15