Through the efforts of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and other campus initiatives, Gallaudet University is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for increasing awareness, facilitating open sharing of thoughts and ideas, and to provide a supportive and enriching environment for students, faculty and staff.

*To see older diversity related news and events, visit the Diversity News page.

Diversity News and Events 2013

Diversity Dialogues
The campus community is invited to participate in a diversity dialogue about diversity issues, cultural tolerance, inclusion, and discrimination. The dialogue series is hosted each year by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) as part of the university's commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity, language, and communication on campus. Topics are generated from students, current events, and critical campus issues. Upcoming Diversity Dialogue dates:

  • Tuesday, October 1, 12:30-1:50 p.m., TBA
  • Tuesday, November 12, 12:30-1:50 p.m., TBA
  • Tuesday, December 3, 12:30-1:50 p.m., TBA
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:30-1:50 p.m., TBA

"The Indivisibility of Justice"
Presenter: Angela Davis, educator, author, and activist
February 14, 2013
Elstad Auditorium
Watch online

flyerMartin Luther King, Jr., A Celebration
Tuesday, January 29, 12:30-1:50 p.m., Foster Auditorium


      Diversity News and Events 2012

      "Slavery, Emancipation, and the Residual Impact of Slavery on the African American Community Today"
      Presenter: Tim Wise, noted anti-racism activist and writer
      November 13, 2012
      Watch online

      "Outspoken: Coming Out as an Ally"
      Presenter: Shane Windemeyer
      October 11, 2012
      12:30-1:50 p.m.
      Location: Foster Auditorium

      "Triumph of Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Civil War in the District of Columbia"
      Presenter: Carroll "C.R." Gibbs, noted Washington, D.C. historian
      September 18, 2012
      Elstad Auditorium
      Watch online

      Communication Expectations Recommendations (PDF)
      Recommendations from the Language and Communication Working Group.
      July 2012 (Report submitted January 18, 2012)

      Message from CDO McCaskill
      March 2012

      Diversity Dimensions (PDF)
      Newsletter - Spring 2012

      Survey sent to all students about services provided by the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students. Surveys to be completed by April 30. Students may fill out the surveys in person and get a FREE slice of pizza on Monday, April 23 & Wednesday, April 25, from noon-1 p.m. in JSAC Flex A/B. More information.

      Diversity and Inclusion Lecture
      Presenter: Dr. Daryl Smith (PDF flyer)
      March 27, 2012, 12:30-1:50 p.m.
      JSAC Multipurpose Room

      Campus Diversity Inventory available.
      March 20, 2012
      Summary report (PDF)| Inventory (PDF)

      Black Deaf Doctorates Discuss Successes, Struggles
      The Washington Informer, March 14, 2012

      Diversity Dialogue
      March 6, 2012, 12:30-1:50 p.m.
      JSAC Multipurpose Room

      Diversity Plan Proposal, seeking community input (PDF)
      March 1, 2012

      Black History Month panel: Black Deaf Doctorates
      February 21, 2012, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
      Foster Auditorium

      Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (PDF)
      January 19, 2012, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
      Foster Auditorium

      Religious Knowledge Survey Results (PDF)
      Religious Knowledge event held in October 2011
      Download event flyer (PDF)

      Report: High School Diversity Experiences of Entering Gallaudet Students (PDF)
      September 27, 2011

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