Clark Atlanta University Learn Lead Change

Student Center

    Student Affairs
    Suite 250 Student Center     
    (404) 880-8040
    (404) 880-6081 (fax)

The Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center

The primary functions of the Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center are to: 

    • provide convenient services that meet the needs of the student 
    • promote programs and activities that are responsive to the 
      developmental, physical, social, and educational needs of the 
      student body and university community, 
    • maintain a clean, safe and relaxing environment for all 
      constituents, and 
    • to provide competitive rates and excellent service to external 
      organizations and individuals interested in renting or reserving 
      banquet space and conference rooms for professional and 
      personal functions and events.

Guidelines and Regulations

The Student Center has multipurpose and recreation rooms for social activities. The Dean of Student Affairs must approve all social functions held in the Recreation Room. Center users must observe the following regulations: 

    • Activities must be registered on the social calendar and approved 
      by the Dean of Student Affairs at least two weeks before the 
      date of the activity. 
    • Applications to use the Center must contain the following: a 
      detailed statement of the type of activity planned; names of 
      persons responsible for the activity; names of the cleanup 
      committee; signature of the organization's faculty advisor. 
    • Admittance to the Center must be obtained by presenting an 
      official University I.D. 
    • Each group securing the Center must observe all University 
      regulations. The use of drugs or alcoholic beverages is strictly 
    • The Director of Student Activities is responsible for the programs 
      and events scheduled in the Student Center as well as other 
      student functions on the campus. 
    • No group may use campus facilities for "pay functions" unless the 
      activity is for the express and sole purpose of raising funds for 
      charitable causes. 
    • Each social function must be personally supervised by the faculty 
      or staff sponsor, and two student hosts or hostesses. Failure of 
      such persons to attend may result in the cancellation or 
      termination of the social affair. 
    • A chartered group may sponsor two pay affairs each semester. 
    • Social affairs must be limited to two per week. They may last 
      until 1:00 a.m. on Friday and until midnight on Saturday, allowing 
      one-half hour to clean up and restore the facility to its original 
    • No social functions are permitted on Thanksgiving Day, during 
      Religious Emphasis Week, Passion Week, the week before final 
      semester examinations, and during final examination periods. 
    • Dances may be held only on Fridays and Saturdays. The Dean of 
      Student Affairs must also approve activities held in the dining 
      halls. In addition to observing the above regulations, users of the 
      dining hall must clear their requests with the Food Services 
      Manager. Chartered organizations sponsoring activities in 
      University dining halls may be assessed a catering fee as 
      determined by the Food Services Manager.