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.
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The National Literary Competition was established in 2016 after a six year hiatus when it was formerly known as the Gallaudet National Essay, Art, and ASL competition up until 2010. In 2016, the National Literary Competition was co-founded by Phi Kappa Zeta sorority and Gallaudet’s Youth Programs to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing K-12 students had the opportunity to showcase their English and ASL skills.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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