Bison Perks and Discounts

Democracy Federal Credit Union
Employees and their family members of the University are eligible to become members of the Democracy Federal Credit Union (FCU) by purchasing one share ($5).  Savings may be payroll deducted.  The Democracy FCU also offers services for loans, mortgages, certificates and IRAs.  A Democracy FCU representation will visit our campus every Tuesdays.  The representative and the Democracy Mobile Branch Unit will be available in the College Hall parking lot from 9:30AM to 12:30PM.  Please check the Democracy Federal Credit Union website for more information on the Credit Union. 

Veterinary Pet Insurance
Employees can enjoy a group discount (5% for 1 pet, 10% for 2-3 pets, and 15% for 4+ pets).  Rates are determined by breed, age of pet, species, type of plan selected, and the state of residence.  For more information, please visit the VPI website.

Transit Choice Program
Employees may participate in the Transit Choice Program which will allow them to purchase WMATA transit benefits through pre-tax payroll deductions.  The 2016 IRS limit for both transit and parking is $255 per month.  In order to enroll in this program, employees must fill out the election form available at HRS Information & Forms (Intranet) or in the Payroll Office, Room 114. 

Working Advantage Employee Discount Program
Employees have exclusive access to the Working Advantage discount network which allows them to save up to 60% on ticketed events and online shopping.  To subscribe, employees can access the Working Advantage website to open an individual account.  The Gallaudet University ID number is 420698169.

Employees will have access to exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows and more.  To register, please visit  The company code is GALLAUDET.  

Liberty Mutual Home/Auto Insurance
Employees can receive up to 10% group discount on their car and home insurance through Liberty Mutual.  Employees can obtain a free quote by contacting Kwame DuBois at (202) 728-1199 ext. 52714, or by visiting the Liberty Mutual website.  The Gallaudet University Client number is 8973.  If you'd like to get an online quote, please go here.  

UBS Car Buying Service
Employees can purchase a new or used car at a pre-negotiated price through the UBS Car Buying Service.  The UBS Car Buying Service Official Price Book is available in the Intranet.  UBS Fact Sheet is attached here. In order to take advantage of the discounted price, please contact UBS Car Buying Service at 301-657-1920 or through email.  For more information, please visit the UBS website

Real Estate Benefits
As a member of the Gallaudet community, you receive the following perks: complimentary credit consultation during pre-approval, special employee mortgage financing options, special employee pricing on Home Warranty Programs, special employee pricing on Home and Title Insurance options, and access to onsite real estate, mortgate, title and home insurance professionals through Jeff Novotny, Jr., a Senior Mortgage Lender from The Novotny Lending Team and Maureen Foley, a Real Estate Agent with Charis Realty Group. Contact information can be found here. 

Notary Service
Human Resources Services provides free public notary services. If you are in need of notary services, an appointment must be made in advance. Please send an email to to arrange an appointment. 

Discounted Meals
Employees can use their IDs to obtain a 10% discount from the Marketplace and Java Corner.  Both cafes are located in the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC).  Employees can also receive a discount from the Bistro in the Kellogg Conference Center.

Employees may use their staff, faculty or teacher IDs to borrow books from the Gallaudet University Library.

Fitness Facilities
Employees can access the Gallaudet University fitness facilities by purchasing a gym membership and/or pool membership.  For more information on gym membership, please click here.  For information on pool membership, please click here.

Shuttle Bus
Gallaudet University provides a free shuttle bus service to and from Union Station and the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet University metro stop.  To view the shuttle bus schedule, please click here.


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