Areas of Study


The Gallaudet Multicultural Student Programs (MSP) department provides resources and spaces for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first generation students, and other students from marginalized and underserved backgrounds. MSP is a place where Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deaf, and hearing individuals and communities can gather to discuss, learn, share, and act on issues that affect them.


Through a holistic approach, MSP works in solidarity and in partnership with marginalized communities and their members, student clubs and organizations, as well as departments across campus and beyond to enhance students’ self and community awareness, community engagement, and academic and social excellence.  With awareness of how power and privilege are ultimately forms of violence–which, in turn, has and continues to create deep level trauma within marginalized communities–MSP’s main goal is to provide a space for healing. With a commitment toward an active pursuit of healing, we can all foster a Gallaudet community that is rooted in love, empathy, compassion, is committed to daring and growth, and are purveyors of justice, equity, and belonging for all people.


Student of Color Safe Space
The SOCRC provides targeted and direct support for students of color and provides an area where students of color can meet and collaborate.

Meet the Team


Najma Johnson

Director, Multicultural Student Programs


Brandon Ruiz-Williams

Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Programs

Contact Us

Multicultural Student Programs

Najma Johnson

SAC 2200

(240) 259-3812

8:30 am-5:00 pm
8:30 am-5:00 pm
8:30 am-5:00 pm
8:30 am-5:00 pm
8:30 am-5:00 pm
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