“Gallaudet’s unique niche in the world requires us to actively work toward creating a sense of belonging for all members to support transformation and a robust future.”

Mission

The Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (DEDI) works intentionally and collaboratively to provide a safe and welcoming bilingual learning environment where all community members, across the spectrum of identities, accept, appreciate, and affirm the unique experiences, perspectives, and talents of those with whom we share our campus and the world.

Vision

The Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (DEDI) will maximize collaborative partnerships to fulfill our mission. We are guided by the Equity and Belonging Imperative Strategic Plan created within the Inclusive Excellence framework, including the following six-pillars:

  • A Safe and Welcoming Community
  • Equitable Access and Outcomes
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Organizational Resources
  • Collaborative Leadership and Sharing Accountability