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NCOD: A Vision of Excellence
The National Center on Deafness (NCOD) has served over 2,500 students who are deaf and hard of hearing over the past 44 years. NCOD provides communication access, leadership opportunities, scholarships, academic advisement, tutoring, and direct communication classes for approximately 200 students who are deaf and hard of hearing each year.
While communication access for students is funded by the State of California, many of NCOD's innovative programs and services rely on contributions from individuals and businesses.
Established in 1964 on the campus of California State University, Northridge, NCOD was the first postsecondary program in the nation to provide paid sign language interpreters for deaf students. Since that time, the program has grown to be the largest of its type in the Western United States.
A national model, NCOD is home to a variety of federal grants that provide outreach and training to educational institutions throughout the country. Housed at NCOD, the PEPNet Resource Center (PRC) is one of the largest libraries and clearing-houses dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing issues in the world. Its online catalog includes 3,500 books, 1,700 videotapes and 58 periodicals in addition to wide variety of dissertations, scholarly publications and other resources. The PRC dissemination center has distributed over 8,834 products since October 2002.
NCOD's students can take advantage of a variety of social and leadership opportunities. The Deaf CSUNians is a student organization established in 1980. It's purpose is to provide cultural, political, and social awareness among the members, the campus, and the community. Students can also choose among 21 fraternities and 13 sororities including Lambda Sigma Pi and Alpha Sigma Theta.