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Gallaudet University students are responsible for knowing the information, policies, and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. Although the printed Student Handbook was prepared with available information at the time of publication, Gallaudet University reserves the right to amend, without notice or obligation, any information or statement in the Student Handbook as deemed necessary, and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect. The online version of the Student Handbook is considered the most updated version and should be referred to at all times.

The Student Handbook is produced by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Although it provides a resource and reference guide to some University operations, policies, and regulations, additional material is found in University catalogues, publications, departmental brochures, and official University memorandums. Students should be familiar with the latest policies and procedures so promulgated. They supersede all others.

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, hearing status, disability, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, covered veterans status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.

Residence Hall Policies and Procedures

Because one of the primary purposes of Gallaudet University is to support the creation of a positive living environment that is conducive to learning, the following policies are enacted to protect the general welfare of the residential community. Infractions of any of these policies may...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Procedures

Hazing Policy

Gallaudet University recognizes that student organizations, clubs, athletics, fraternities, and sororities are an integral part of the University. They contribute to the academic and social experience of the students and the University community. This relationship carries with it certain rights of the University to protect...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Student Records

Gallaudet University follows the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) regarding student records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are: The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Photography and Film Rights Policy

Gallaudet University reserves the right from time to time to film or take photographs of faculty, staff, and students engaged in teaching, research, clinical practices, and other activities, as well as casual and portrait photography or film. These photographs and films will be used in...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Emergency Preparedness

Public safety officers are on campus 24 hours each day, seven days per week. There is always a supervisor on duty, and usually four or five officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles, or in marked or unmarked cars. If you need help, there...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Procedures

Safety Tips for On and Off Campus

Know your environment. Gallaudet is in a big city. The University and the neighboring community are not isolated from crime. Do not go out alone unless absolutely necessary. Only take with you what you need in case you are robbed or items are lost. It...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Instructions

Residence Hall Information

It is often said that approximately 80% of the learning by students during their college years takes place outside of the classroom. Much of this happens during interactions taking place between students in a residence hall. This handbook provides guidelines to make your stay in...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Housing Information

Updated on July 19, 2019 Eligibility - Students must have a full-time course load in any academic program (defined as twelve (12) credits for undergraduate students or nine (9) credits for graduate students per academic semester) in order to live on campus. Anyone carrying less...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Federal Trafficking Penalties – other drugs

The university has aligned the campus drug policy with that of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Download the pdf. https://www.campusdrugprevention.gov/sites/default/files/2021-11/Drugs%20of%20Abuse%202020-Web%20Version-508%20compliant.pdf#page=30

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Diversity Statement and Guidelines

Gallaudet University is a unique institution. Chartered by the United States Congress in 1864 with the mission of offering higher education to deaf and hard of hearing individuals, it has since become a global leader of a distinctive community. Gallaudet's charge is even more important...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policies

Gallaudet is committed to providing a campus environment that is free from illegal or abusive use of alcohol and other drugs. Gallaudet affirms that illegal alcohol and/drug use is unlawful and harmful. In doing so, Gallaudet will implement disciplinary procedures and/or other alternative approaches drugs...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Alcohol and Other Drug Sanctioning Guidelines

The Alcohol and Drug Sanctioning Guidelines provide more clarity on how the University will respond to alcohol and drug violations. Once a determination has been made that a student violated the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (through an appropriate disciplinary process as described under Student...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Leniency for Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Students

Sometimes a student complainant or third party is hesitant to report a sexual harassment or sexual misconduct incident to University officials because they themselves may be accused of other policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. It is in the...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and other drug abuse have the potential to seriously compromise an individual's ability to perform in the college environment. Research has shown a correlation between low GPAs and high alcohol and/or drug use. Students who choose to abuse alcohol or other drugs increase their...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Signs of Trouble with Alcohol and/or Drugs

The following are some warning signs of trouble with alcohol or other drugs: Wondering if you are using too much Using alcohol or other drugs to solve problems Doing things while you are drunk or high that you wouldn't do otherwise Losing interest in friends,...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

Alcohol and Other Drugs Abuse Resources On- and Off-campus

Health and Wellness Programs Ely Center, Room 103 (202) 651-5432 Contact Counseling and Psychological Services Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, Room 3202 (202) 651-6080 Contact Office of Campus Ministries Ely Center, Rooms 114 - 118 (202) 651-5102 Office of Residence Life and Housing Ely...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

University Policies And Procedures

The Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (SARP) promotes a safe community for students to address and navigate conflict in a peaceful, socially just, and self-reflexive manner. We strive to foster the personal development of students and emphasize the student’s personal understanding of their...

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Guideline Type: Policy

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