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.
Ombuds: Elizabeth Stone
Ely Center 113
(202) 559-5079 (videophone)(202) 559-5079 (voice)(202) 448-7175 (fax)
The concept of an Ombuds has been around for quite some time. The first historical record of an Ombuds takes us back to 1809, when the Swedish parliament appointed an Ombuds to resolve problems in absence of the country's king. In 1953, the concept of an Ombuds reemerged when Denmark established an Ombuds office to deal with its citizens' complaints regarding the government. In the 21st century, offices of Ombuds proliferated on University campuses across the nation, and now there are at least two-hundred educational institutions which offer the services of an Ombuds as a conflict management resource on campus.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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