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Student Involvement and Leadership

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! 

New Student Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

The New Student Orientation (NSO) Office is located in the Henderson Student Center, and that office will provide the primary information regarding New Student Orientation to students who have confirmed their attendance to Clark Atlanta University. The NSO office may be reached at 404-880-8428 or orientation@cau.edu.
NSO is a tradition at CAU. It is designed to provide important information related to academic expectations and campus resources (e.g., financial aid, student accounts, on-campus living, student health, and other related information.) The major outcome of orientation is for all students to finalize steps to become financially enrolled by completing the enrollment process, which is inclusive of creating a fall schedule, financial aid packaging, and payment arrangements.
Once the confirmation fee is paid, new students will receive an email detailing the dates and times of the NSO sessions, as well, will provide links for students to sign up via the Eventbrite registration site. The CAU website, under the Student Affairs tab, will also provide orientation information and important forms.
Maintaining a safe campus environment is an important value and practice of CAU. One manner of safety is the security of a student’s social security number. Each student is given a “900” number as a personal identifier in lieu of using the social security number.
The non-refundable confirmation fee of $475 is made payable to Clark Atlanta University and must be mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314. A cashier’s check or money order is the only form of payment via mail; however, a credit or debit card payment is arranged through the Office of Student Accounts, 404.880.8033, or can be paid online via the student’s BANNERWEB account.
NSO sessions are covered with the payment of your non-refundable confirmation fee of $475.
Although New Student Orientation is highly recommended, it is not mandatory. However, we ask that you complete all of your financial requirements, and become financially enrolled before the official move-in date.
Contact the Orientation Office at 404.880.8428 or orientation@cau.edu. You can also change your date on the Eventbrite website.
While family members are welcome to visit the campus during orientation, most activities are centered on students. Parent/guardians are welcome to participate and would likely be pivotal during the financial aid process and billing.
The CAU Experience is 5 days of exciting activities and workshops designed to welcome students to their new home away from home, and will offer students a historical perspective of Clark Atlanta University. New students will also participate in a formal induction ceremony, which is a rite of passage to becoming an official Clark Atlanta University student.
CAU Experience starts after the official move-in date, and lasts until the day prior to the first day of school.
There are a few sessions available for parents at the beginning of CAU Experience, and that information will be communicated to the students and parents prior to move-in day.
As with the New Student Orientation sessions, parents are welcome to stay, but most activities are centered on students.

Room Requests

Students may reserve space on campus for various school related activities by completing one of these forms. All requests must be submitted to Ms. Danette Adams or Mrs. Tracey Paggett in the Bishop L. Henderson Student Center at least 4 weeks before the event.
Academic Classrooms
Academic Classrooms

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Gym Stadium
Student Center
Student Center

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Thomas Cole Research Center
Thomas Cole Research Center

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Get Involved

Hover over each organization to learn more about them:

Class Councils

Elected students who serve as the leaders for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes through the interaction of educational, social, cultural and community activities.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Responsible for planning, promoting and implementing a wide variety of activities on campus for all CAU students.

House of Delegates

The legislative branch of the Clark Atlanta University Student Government Association.

Miss CAU and the Royal Court

The Royal Court serves as the ambassadors for the university. The court include Miss CAU, Miss Senior, Miss Junior, Miss Sophomore, and Miss Freshman

National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC)

Nine (9) International Greek Letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc

Student Government Association (SGA)

) Elected student leaders who are the liaison between the student body and the faculty, staff and administration by actively listening and advocating for all students at Clark Atlanta University

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