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.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you stay active. There’s a way to get involved in athletics and recreation at Gallaudet University.
Have you ever joined a sports team and thought, will I be able to communicate with the rest of the team? Are the other student-athletes going to welcome my contributions? Does this group provide the necessary resources to help me achieve my goals?
By choosing Gallaudet, you answer yes to all these questions. We don’t want you only to improve your athleticism—we want you to shine.
We have 7 men’s and 7 women’s varsity teams you can join. More than 200 student-athletes compete in our varsity athletics.
We accommodate student-athletes with a complete experience, provide relevant training programs, and innovative resources. Our goal is to enhance all aspects of athleticism, student-athlete well-being, and competitive performance while reducing injury risks in a safe and supportive environment.
Check out our Cheerleading program.
Our coaches and staff support students from different communication backgrounds and adopt the best communication methods for our student-athletes on and off the field Consequently, student-athletes gain the confidence to do what they do best, a solid footing in their athletic journey, and constant individualized support in direct communication.
A healthy student is a happy student. Gallaudet’s modern facilities is the place where every student can exercise their body, strengthen their spirit, and empower them to their utmost fitness and well-being.
All it takes is spirit! You don’t have to be a serious athlete to get involved—our Field House can seat more than 2,000 fans as they gather to cheer on our beloved Bisons. Do you bleed Buff and Blue?
Intramural programs provide students who are not on an intercollegiate team a low-commitment, fun opportunity to participate in sports, while benefiting from the team camaraderie and making new connections in the Gallaudet community.
Donate to the Gallaudet athletics program to help improve the student-athlete experience. You can help offset equipment and travel costs. Your donations are much appreciated and will help improve the lives of our student-athletes at Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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