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.
Hall of Memorial Building S 141 Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave N.E. Washington, DC 20002
(202) 559-5396 (videophone)
The mission of Multicultural Student Development and Mentoring (MSDM) is to empower students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve academic, career, and personal success. This office serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing undergraduate and graduate students by offering programs, services and resources which foster self-awareness, intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness in an academically stimulating environment.
Gallaudet University, through the leadership of Multicultural Student Development and Mentoring, will become a model of exemplary services for students who face challenges in higher education because of their deaf/hard of hearing/hearing status, race, gender identity and expression, age, social class, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. Equitable retention and graduation rates for all students will be an indicator of MSDM’ success. Civil discourse, equity, and appreciation for multiple perspectives will be hallmarks of our academic culture.
Students will be able to articulate the contributions of all peoples but especially the groups with which they most identify. Students will see themselves in our selection of faculty, staff and administrators. They will see themselves in the curricula, in the dorms, in leadership roles in student organizations, on bulletin boards and social media, in their textbooks, in the bookstore, in school publications, and wherever they venture on campus. The Gallaudet community will reach out to welcome all students and these students will know they too belong.
The core values form the foundation of our work and conduct. They do not describe our work or our strategies for achieving our work, but describe the belief system that serves as the integral foundation of our mission. They are:
Students who participate in our programs will be able to achieve the following:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15