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.
Dean of Student Affairs: Travis Imel
Contact: Jennifer Little
Ely Center 102(202) 250-2385 (videophone)(202) 651-5064 (voice)(202) 651-5572 (fax)
Trust your instincts! If someone or some situation makes you uneasy, leave the area you are in. Cross the street, go into a store or building, or get in your car and go home.
If someone tries to rob you, don't resist. Give up your property - not your life!
Feel safe at home. Don't let anyone in unless you are absolutely sure of your safety.
If a carjacker demands your car, give it up! Your life and health are more important than any vehicle.
If you are ever the survivor of a sexual assault, remember you are a survivor, not the person who did something wrong.
Safeguarding Your Identity
During an average day you may shop online, use the ATM, or make a purchase using your credit card. As routine as these activities may seem, they may lead to you becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting approximately 900,000 new victims each year. The average victim spends more than 175 hours and one thousand dollars in out-of-pocket expenses to clear their name. Job opportunities can be lost, loans refused-you can even be arrested for crimes you did not commit. With just a small amount of personal information, someone can steal your identity and use if for financial gain.
Top 10 Sources of Identity Theft
Minimize Your Risk of Becoming a Victim
You can minimize your risk of becoming a victim by managing your personal information wisely. You are careful about locking up your home and your car to prevent theft, but an identity thief can steal from you without ever setting foot in your home. Practice the following tips to help protect you and your family.
If You Become a Victim ...
Should you suspect someone has opened an unauthorized account in your name or accessed your bank information, contact that institution and the police. You can also place an alert on your information with any one of the three credit reporting agencies: TransUnion, Equifax, or Experian:
TransUnion1-800-680-7289 www.transunions.comFraud Victim Assistance DivisionP.O. Box 6790Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
Equifax1-800-525-6285www.equifax.comP.O. Box 740241Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Experian1-888-397-3742www.experian.comP.O. Box 9532Allen, TX 75013
Institutions will be required to contact you personally before opening an account or approving a loan in your name to verify it is you. For more information on identity theft or credit card fraud and other related crimes, see the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html. The Federal Trade Commission can be contacted at 877-438-4338.
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