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.
Clubs and Organizations
Connect with students who have the same interests as you. You do much better in school when you have connections with your peers, the opportunity to reach your goals, and the ability to support causes you’re passionate about.
Gallaudet is home to a wide variety of student organizations enhanced by our bilingual advantage, so there are options for everyone!
And if nothing jumps out to you, start your own group! That’s how ThinkBiz for entrepreneurs began.
You have the ability to bring about change and empower others to keep advancing the student experience on campus.
The nation’s largest leadership society was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed.
The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation’s best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. Our students benefit from the peer support and resources that NSLS offers.
Produce a film short, a news clip or a TV series for Bison TV, that will broadcast through Gallaudet’s own television channel and online channels. BisonTV drives emerging filmmakers, editors, and screenwriters to hone their craft while providing content the whole campus can enjoy.
An independent campus newspaper, by student and for students. If you’re into writing, reporting or editing, this is your chance to learn and grow. The next great story is waiting to be found, right here on campus.
Interested in graphic design, writing or photography? Then check out this student media organization that handles the production of our annual yearbook. Down the line, you’ll cherish the memories that come rushing back when looking through your copy of the TowerClock yearbook!
Whether you’re on one of our NCAA Division III winning sports teams or an avid fan, you’ll feel the pride that Bison athletics brings to campus. Plus, you have the chance to reach for your personal best on an intramural team or in our fitness complex.
We offer both men’s and women’s intramural flag football, volleyball, basketball, team handball, indoor soccer, in addition to coed wallyball, badminton, ping pong, racquetball, chess and more. There’s always a way to get moving!
Connect with peers with shared cultural experiences or backgrounds. You’ll always be able to find a place to belong here on campus.
Serve your community, gain leadership skills, build lifelong friendships and tap into a vast network of peers and professionals.
A student-led organization advocating for environmental sustainability and increasing public awareness through peaceful, creative and collaborative solutions for a greener world.
Do you like to dance? Well, you’re in luck!. We are Gallaudet’s hip hop dance group with attitude. We’ve been bringing sick dances and beats to campus events and we love spreading our fierce spirit!
An LGBTQ & Ally student club that empowers its members, unites LGBTQ students and allies on campus in a safe welcoming space, and hosts social events, organization meetings, and field trips.
Immersed in the world of Anime and Manga? You can find friends who love it too! One of the newest clubs on campus, Bison Anime and Manga shows that our students can create clubs for any interest, cause, or calling they’d like!
Gallaudet is the world’s most prominent center for deaf and visual performing arts. Being in such an artistically rich city like DC, the creative spirit is strong on campus. Whether you major in Theatre Arts, audition for a few shows, or simply enjoy attending plays, you will always be able to find arts and entertainment at Gallaudet or in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Clean up a local park, help out at a nearby school,raise funds for communities and causes across the globe. Every student group at Gallaudet participates in community service.
Attend Bible study. Join a Passover celebration. Participate in social justice events. The Office of Campus Ministries organizes activities for all faiths, and welcomes people with varying beliefs from all walks of life.
Volunteer for a cause and be the change you want to see in the world! Gallaudet’s location in the heart of our nation’s capital is perfectly suited for active participation in our shared democracy. Everyday, you can absorb the important work that happens less than 3 miles away on Capitol Hill and invest in your career and academic goals at Gallaudet.
Join your fellow students for a variety of Halloween events and competitions, complete with department parties, spooky sweets, and costume contests. You may even spot the occasional trick-or-treater from the Clerc Center.
Engage and connect with fellow alumni, attend our spirit-filled pep rally, browse booths from organizations and businesses from all over the country, catch the battle of the wits at the College Bowl competition, cheer the Bison football team to victory, and much more.
If you’re staying on campus, join the annual ride to Amish farms in Pennsylvania to celebrate the Fall Breakand experience local Amish culture.
In December, visit the Holiday Bazaar, which hosts local Deaf and ASL-friendly vendors, where you can purchase jewelry, clothing, food and other gifts for yourself or loved ones.
On Study Day of each semester, enjoy a breakfast feast at the Student Academic Center. Tutors provided to support students with their needs during the height of Finals season.
Are you compatible enough? Find out in February after you fill out a fun, simple survey that will help you find your match! Enjoy other fun festivities on campus like Secret Admirer Roses, and sweets sold by on-campus clubs and organizations.
This is the time of year when all of our lady Bison gather to show the community how women make a difference.
This is the guys’ turn to show their pride and prove what they’re made of!
At the end of the year we honor our graduating seniors with a week they’ll never forget.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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