Undergraduate Catalog

University Communications

Chapel Hall 102

Website: University Communications

What is University Communications?

The role of Gallaudet's Office of University Communications is to communicate the University's strategic messages to its key constituencies, which include the campus community (faculty, staff, and students at the University and the Clerc Center), prospective students and their parents, alumni, donors, members of Congress, the Washington, D.C. business community, the media, and deaf and hard of hearing people throughout the nation.


Creative Services & Enrollment Marketing

The office develops print, web, video, and other content aimed at showcasing the outstanding academic and campus life at Gallaudet to recruit prospective undergraduate and graduate students. The office also assists with developing other campus marketing materials.

The Office of University Communications heads the Gallaudet University Marketing (GUM) group which provides coordination of various offices and departments across the campus to ensure a unified and professional presence at off-campus conferences and exhibitions.

Media Relations

The office serves as a liaison between members of the media and campus constituents. The office provides strategic planning to place positive stories from the university community into key media markets, responds to requests from the media, and assists campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students with coordinating media requests and with interview training.


The office produces several print, electronic and video publications in coordination with other departments on campus.

Video Services

Merrill Learning Center, B140

The office serves as the video creation entity for all web and television based media for showcasing and promoting our wonderful community. The Video Services department assists in providing professional services in developing professional video projects and works in liaison with all academic and campus wide departments. This office responds to all requests and works in planning your project from inception to completion in keeping the Gallaudet University mission true.

Video Services supports the development and use of academic video for courses, BISON TV, and promotion of academic programs; produces institutional video for recruitment, central administration communication, recording of campus events, streaming web video services, operation of the campus cable TV system and the Gallaudet Video Library.

  • Captioning services are an integral part of our mission of accessibility. Captioning services are available in all video formats including DVD, CD, and web clips.
  • Cable TV services provides broadcast, cable, and campus channels to dormitories and campus buildings. The Channel line is available at tv.gallaudet.edu.

Website Management

The office oversees the content and design of the top-tier University websites as well as key departmental websites which include the Office of the President and the Board of Trustees. The office operates in cooperation with various other offices and departments on campus to maintain the University's overall website.

More information about the services provided by the Office of University Communications.