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.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
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The University Council is a centralized, deliberative body of governing bodies and administration. It is intended to be a channel for leadership development and communication among and between constituent groups and university administration.
Its charge shall be to:
The University Council strives for transparency and collaboration with the Gallaudet community. For this reason all faculty, students and staff are welcome to watch the University Council meetings.
The University Council shall consist of twenty-two (22) individuals, each representing a specific constituency. The number of representatives per constituency is shown below, along with their terms of office.
Executive Team (3 of 5 should be in attendance depending on issues; infinite terms)
University Faculty (3; three-year terms)
University Staff (3; three-year terms)
Faculty of Color Coalition
Organization for Equity for Staff of Color
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (3; terms set by Clerc Center)
Undergraduate Students (4; one-year terms)
Graduate Students (3; one-year terms)
Board of Trustees (1; coincident with the term of appointment to the Board)
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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