Deaf Pride is a student organization that celebrates and promotes Deaf culture and awareness on campus. Deaf Pride is a fun group that has members who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, hearing, students enrolled in ASL and interpreting classes, and people who are interested in Deaf culture, awareness, and American Sign Language.
You do not need to have any prior knowledge of sign language to join!
Our mission statement is:
“Bridging the gap between Deaf and hearing…step into a world of cultural equality”
…and we really hope we serve that purpose!
Deaf Pride is recognized by the NIU Student Association and is open to all members of the Northern Illinois University Community.
Meeting Dates and Times (Biweekly):
Wednesdays at 9:00PM – 9:30PM in Wirtz 101 (Auditorium) for the following dates:
February 10, February 24, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, and May 4
Deaf Pride would like to offer a FREE ASL class right before our meetings.
Time: 8:00PM – 8:45PM (Biweekly)
Location: Wirtz 318
SIGN SYNC will be held on April 28th from 9:00PM – 10:30PM in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium
Sign Sync is a fun event where anyone can participate in or just watch songs performed in sign language!
Here are some examples of the events and activities Deaf Pride participates in:
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please email us at email@example.com.
Natalie Maurin Koop, M.A., CRC, LPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
359 Wirtz Hall
Taylor Hartman, M.A., CRC
FLSL Program Coordinator and Instructor
325 Watson Hall