Champions of Change

Welcome to Gallaudet’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs (MSP), where we’re not just about breaking barriers but redefining them! 

Our mission is for all students to grow and thrive throughout their time at Gallaudet while acknowledging their intersectional identity and needs.


An Office For All

At MSP, we foster a hub where Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and hearing individuals; as well as students of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, first-generation students, and others from marginalized backgrounds can come together to discuss, learn, share, and take meaningful action on issues close to their hearts. Our office, located at JSAC 2200, is a space for all to come together and connect.

Growing is Often Uncomfortable

We’re all about embracing discomfort and turning it into growth. This isn’t just a department; it’s a community that celebrates differences and champions personal and academic excellence. We break stereotypes, challenge norms, and create a Gallaudet experience that’s uniquely yours.

MSP is your partner in this exciting adventure of learning and self-discovery. In addition to creating awareness and sharing resources; we’re shaping a Gallaudet that stands for love, empathy, equity and justice. Connect with us, be a part of the movement, and let’s co-create a Gallaudet where everyone belongs!

Multicultural Spaces That Are Yours

MSP’s Students of Color Space located at JSAC 2200 is where vibrant cultures intersect and create a haven for Students of Color. Join this empowering space, designed for students of color to convene, connect, chill, study, and celebrate the rich tapestry that makes Gallaudet extraordinary. The Students of Color Space is more than a physical location; it’s a symbol of unity and empowerment. Join us in shaping a Gallaudet that embraces the brilliance of every hue.

MSP also holds regular LGBTQIA Drop-Ins, it’s a community where LGBTQIA students come together to share experiences, build connections, and foster a sense of belonging. No judgments, no boundaries—just a space where you can be authentically you. Join us in creating a supportive environment where love knows no limits. 

Come as you are, because in these spaces, you’re not just welcomed—you’re celebrated.


Let’s build a Gallaudet where everyone regardless of identity can find their home.


Student of Color Safe Space

The Student of Color Safe Space is a multi-divisional collaboration among the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs; the Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Student Success and Academic Quality within the Division of Academic Affairs. It is housed within...

Meet the Team

Najma Johnson

Director, Multicultural Student Programs

Leslye Kang

LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator

Brandon Williams

Multicultural Student Programs Manager

Contact Us

Multicultural Student Programs

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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