Atlanta University, founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, with subsequent assistance from the Freedman's Bureau, was, before consolidation, the nation's oldest graduate institution serving a predominantly African-American student body. By the late 1870s, Atlanta University had begun granting bachelor's degrees and supplying black teachers to public schools across the South.
In 1929-1930, the institution began offering graduate education exclusively in various liberal arts areas, and in the social and natural sciences. It gradually added professional programs in social work, library science and business administration. The institution during this period associated with Spelman and Morehouse colleges in a university plan known as the Atlanta University System. The campus was moved to its present site, and the modern organization of the Atlanta University Center emerged.
The mission of the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to provide leadership in the establishment of partnerships between the faculty, the institution and its constituents, the facilitation of technology transfer and commercialization, and the development and implementation of the operational processes and policies of the research enterprise at CAU including the delivery of pre- and postaward services.
Clark Atlanta University's Center for Career and Professional Development works to prepare and position you for internships and career opportunities, including enrollment in graduate and professional schools. We believe that you are smart, capable and strong. Let us help ensure that prospective employers and admissions counselors get to know you in the same, competitive light! Tomorrow is in YOUR hands. Let us help prepare you to put your future into the hands of global recruiters and educators.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Involvement in the lives of all Clark Atlanta University students is at the heart of the Division of Student Affairs. As students take the next step in their lifelong journey of self-discovery, obtaining knowledge and personal growth, this department lends a supportive hand and a soft shoulder for support. Discover the endless opportunities that will allow you to understand your own desires and the fire that drives you. Step into each classroom, office and situations with an open mind that will allow you to discover the world around you, learn the nuances of the vast cultures that surround you.
Why Residence Hall and not dorm? "Dorm" comes from the Latin word "dormus" which means "to sleep. "We want our students to get more than that out of the on-campus living experience. The next few years are crucial, so we believe that all our students should do more than just sleep, we want students to build a community...Live, Learn, and Lead.
Constructed in 1982, the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is named in honor of the late Robert Winship Woodruff, philanthropist and former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs.
If they are available, laptops are distributed at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters of each academic year while the program is in progress. In general, laptops will be distributed on a first come first serve basis to first-year, first-time undergraduate students. Students are required to have proof of financial enrollment and a copy of their CAU ID before starting the process.
The following Services are provided by CAUSHS: to learn more about these services, hover over the name:
Our goal is to provide excellent customer service as quickly, conveniently and efficiently as possible. As you explore our webpage, you will find the Office of Campus Services consists of several services offered on a daily basis, with direct report areas like the Bookstore, Dining Services, Mail Center, Parking Office, Printshop, and the Panther PAWCard Office. In addition to these areas, Campus Services also manages the contracts for snack and beverage vending, Pure Water units, ATM services (Wells Fargo and Bank of America only), and washers/dryers located in the residence halls.
At Clark Atlanta University we believe that in order for our students to be successful post-graduation, we must help build the "Whole Student". We accomplish this by providing students with an educational experience beyond the classroom. Through a host of clubs, organizations and activities that foster cultural awareness, social responsibility and leadership discovery; we believe that the "whole student" is created. Furthermore, these involvements help students build life-long relationships with peers outside of their classroom. At Clark Atlanta University, we have an activity for all our students!
The School of Education at Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Mathematics and Science, Special Education-General Curriculum, Counselor Education, and Educational Leadership. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.
Studying at Clark Atlanta University taught me a lot academically and helped further prepare me for real world situations.