The mission of Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS) is to provide comprehensive information access through exemplary interpreting services. The highest commitment of GIS is to meet the interpreting needs of the Gallaudet University community. Additionally, GIS is committed to being a model of interpreting excellence both locally and nationwide.
GIS is a collaborating partner department for the University’s success. We are active participants in all University endeavors, including the Gallaudet mission, Gallaudet Strategic Plan, Bilingual Mission, educational and research goals of the University, student learning objectives for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as meeting K-12 communication needs for the Clerc Center.
GIS provides a rewarding work life for its staff. GIS staff and accomplishments are valued, respected, and supported. The environment is healthy (physically and emotionally), inclusive, transparent, welcoming, positive, friendly, and supportive.
GIS staff use transparent work processes to ensure outstanding service provision to consumers and partner departments. GIS staff maintain clear and timely communications with consumers and partnering departments and approach all assignments with a consumer-focused attitude to optimize communication access.