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[SHARON NARRATING] When our academic advisor asked us
how our semester had been going, we couldn’t put it more simply.
Allow me to take you back to the beginning of the semester.
♪ Soft Music ♪
It can mean many things to different people.
Home can means many things for us.
It is hard when you feel home in an unfamiliar space.
I saw a sign.
If only my heart would believe this,
to just find the courage and take the leap.
Our fears can make us run in opposite directions.
And, oftentimes to nowhere.
It is up to me to decide how I want to do this.
Then this happened.
♪ Hip-Hop Music ♪
♪ Hip-Hop Music ending ♪
[SHARON NARRATING] The pen?
I’ve learned only you can write
your chapter, your story, your own experiences.
How can I sum up my experiences?
I love my classes.
I’ve made friends I know will be lifelong friends.
I’ve found my home at Gallaudet.
This place is teaching me to embark on my own journey.
Looking back, I do know one thing’s for sure.
I don’t know what the next few years will look like.
But I do know I want to be here.
♪ Music ♪
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hello my name is Alicia I’m a student at
there is no stigma of disability for
being deaf here everything is ready for
deaf people if the world was set up like
this is deafness wouldn’t be a
I’m Bobby Giordano president of
Gallaudet University Gallaudet
University is the only place in the
world that truly embraces learning
through your eyes learning through
American Sign Language and English
Gallaudet University was established in
1864 by an act of Congress and signed
into law by President Lincoln what we’ve
become over the last 153 years is a
research epicenter a center of
excellence and key influencing that we
are able to do on the learning
opportunities and how it is to create
leaders and change makers and innovators
in the world who are deaf hard of
hearing and deafblind
here at Gallaudet we have about 1,700
students in total when they come to
Gallaudet they get here and realize that
shared experience of being a minority
where they suddenly together can become
a majority that they’re tied together
through language through the visual
experience through the history of
experience that they bring with them it
creates a community that is strong and
resilient and willing to challenge one
my name is porno I am an associate
professor in the Department of
Psychology here at Gallaudet University
classrooms and environments here are set
up to accommodate visual learning
my name is max I’m a proud student at
Gallaudet University a lot of the
buildings and rooms on campus are set up
with deaf space principles and designed
with those principles what I enjoy most
about teaching here at Gallaudet is the
students themselves the students are
fearless about asking questions and
bringing different perspectives it was
wonderful to have no barriers to
socialization no barriers with
communication no barriers from making
connections I hadn’t experienced that
outside the deaf community I am Carrie
and I’m a very proud student of
Gallaudet University I’m currently a
double major in government law and
International Studies it’s been a place
that if I hadn’t been here I may have
concentrated only on a single identity
and not really been in line with all the
identities I have that have really
propelled me forward in life
we represent what’s possible
we represent how language especially a
visual language and here American sign
language how it can unleash the power of
learning to generate new knowledge to
create new possibilities for the future
people who have graduated from Gallaudet
who have gone on become lawyers and
doctors and teachers and coaches and
scientists this is a university that’s a
mecca for a lot of deaf people deaf
people from all over the world come to
Gallaudet Gallaudet is a treasure it
represents a treasure for deaf people
it is a place where we’re comfortable
safe scene and noticed
we’re a beacon for deaf people around
the world to see what is possible just a
beacon of hope and optimism and future
for so many
From December 26, 2019 – January 13, 2020, Gallaudet University’s Office of Admissions is waiving the $50 application fee for all undergraduate admission applications for the fall 2020 semester. APPLY NOW at: https://bit.ly/2PQG4AK.
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I attended another university for my undergraduate education.
I thought my world was big then.
However, when I came here,
I was blown away as I was exposed to a lot.
I knows you will as well.
Back when I was I was a student at my local public high school
I was just an athlete only,
that’s essentially all I saw myself as.
Here at Gallaudet University,
I’m part athlete,
part student of academics,
an all around person.
I am more than just an athlete.
Back in high school
I was experiencing hearing loss
After navigating for a bit,
I found myself feeling alone.
I couldn’t say I had much friends.
I came to Gallaudet
and it’s truly been life changing.
Being on the same playing field as others
with equal communication access,
I’m immersed in a learning and signing environment.
It just feels natural.
Your journey will start here,
like mine did.
incoming students are new signers.
of our graduate students are either deaf and hard of hearing or hearing.
of undergraduate students who graduated are either employed or furthering their education.
of undergraduate students received some type of financial aid.
of undergraduate students land internships during college.
of undergraduate students leave with less debt compared to other schools.
less tuition and fees than the national average U.S. university for undergraduate students.
of incoming merit scholarships awarded to undergraduate BIPOC students.
of graduate school alumni are either employed or furthering education.
of graduate school alumni work in fields that support and advance deaf community.
graduate students earned tuition assistance from their program.
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