Through its Office of National Outreach, Gallaudet University brings its wealth of resources, services and programs to deaf people, families, and professionals around the country. Whether it's through one of our regional centers or our very popular youth programs such as the Academic Bowl or the Battle of the Books, the Office of National Outreach has something for everyone.

The Office of National Outreach has two major components:

Gallaudet University Regional Centers

Through partnerships with Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) host institutions, the regional centers share Gallaudet's undergraduate and graduate programs and Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's resources and expertise through training programs, workshops and conferences, youth programs, technical assistance and consultation. Regional centers include:

  • East: Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
  • Midwest: John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
  • South: Austin Community College, Austin, TX
  • West: Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

Youth Programs

The Youth Programs component provides opportunities for middle and high school students to connect with each other, pursue academic challenges, and experience personal and academic development. The Youth Programs accomplish this through its regional and national Academic Bowl competitions, and national Battle of the Books competition. Also offered are summer learning experiences for high school students.

A Proud Legacy of Service in the Pacific

The Office of National Outreach is proud of its record of service in the Pacific, including Hawaii, Guam, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. For many years, there was a Regional Center at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu. Services to Hawaii are now provided through the Gallaudet University Regional Center-West at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. National Outreach also had a successful partnership with WorldTeach in Cambridge, Massachusetts, serving deaf children, youth, families, professionals, and community members in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Deaf WorldTeach expanded the existing pool of teachers while strengthening the sign language skills of students, families, teachers, and community members. Visit Deaf WorldTeach's website to learn more about the organization.

We are always happy to talk with you. Contact us at the Office of National Outreach.