The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership helps construct campus spirit by partnering with student organizations and clubs on programming and outreach. The resultant fun events and gatherings play an important role in building campus community.

Ways in which we work with organizations and clubs include:

  • Assistance with planning events and activities;
  • Assistance with training new members, officers, and advisors;
  • Advice on registration procedures for student organizations;
  • Scheduling the use of campus facilities;
  • Outlining leadership resources; and
  • Discussing sources of funding and financial procedures.

If your organization members or advisors need assistance, please see the Student Engagement & Leadership Student Organization & Club Manual. We are here to help.

 In addition to working with student organizations and clubs, The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership also provides various services to our community members. See below to request services:


Student Body Government

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Graduate Student Association

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Commuter Programs

The Commuter Program is committed to provide commuter students with a link to the campus community through programs, advocacy, and social events. Commuter Program also provides resources to assist students with their lives "outside" of Gallaudet. Provide programs and services that directly address commuter students'...

Meet the Team

Michelle Gerson-Wagner

Director, Student Engagement and Leadership

Roger Williams

Operations Specialist

Ashley Pabon

Student Engagement Coordinator

Thinaja Nadarajah Israel

Student Engagement Coordinator



Campus Operations

The size of the banner paper is 60″ X 44″. Please contact us for more information on how to send either a PDF or JPEG to us. The banner itself need to be approved by the Student Engagement and Leadership Progra. We need at least 48-hours notice to print your banner. We will remove the banner after each event. We will not save the banner for you. If you want us to save the banner for pick-up, please mark “keep” on the banner request form.
The Flyer will be approved according to specific approval times:
  • Flyers brought between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. will be approved by 1:00 p.m. on the same day
  • Flyers brought between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be approved by 9:00 a.m. on the next day
You can post flyers on designated bulletin boards on campus. Be sure to have these flyers stamped by Student Engagement and Leadership. It is your responsibility to take down your flier after the event. Posters placed in non-designated areas will be removed and discarded.
25Live is an online reservation system for members of the Gallaudet community to make room reservation requests. Campus space reservations that are handled by Student Engagement and Leadership are:
  • JSAC Sprint Multipurpose room
  • JSAC Conference room
  • JSAC Student Kitchen
  • JSAC Alcoves
  • JSAC G-Area
  • Andrew Foster Auditorium
  • Ely Patio
You can find more information about us through our website, the Student Engagement and Leadership Facebook page, and our Student Engagement and Leadership Instagram profile.
You can create a new club or organization through the Student Engagement and Leadership program. Please contact us for make an appointment to get started, and for more information.
Student Organizations have representation in Student Congress (SBG). The organization must have at least 10 members. Student Clubs have no representation in Student Congress. They must have at least 5 members to be considered a club.
Food certification workshops are offered once per semester. Please look out for the flyers or emails from Student Organizations Assistant (SOA) and Student Pulse for the next available dates.
You can learn more from the CA Student Organizational Manual. It is also available for you to download on PDF. Please contact us for more information.
The cost of each banner is $40. Payment can be made through Interdepartmental Invoice, Cash, Credit Card, or Check.
Student Engagement and Leadership offer many services which include:
  • $0.10 per Black and white copy
  • $0.25 per color copy
  • Butcher Paper: $3.00 per yard
  • Lamination $1.00 per page
  • $0.90 per helium balloon
  • $0.20 per non-helium balloon
We have several colors available for balloons and butcher paper. You can stop by at Student Engagement and Leadership to check out the options.

Contact Us

Student Engagement and Leadership

I King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC) 1000

(202) 250-2600

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