SACSCOC Reaffirmation 2016

Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Clark Atlanta University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Welcome to Clark Atlanta University University's SACSCOC reaffirmation website. Reaffirmation of accreditation is an essential multiyear process that involves each unit of the university to review itself and its processes against the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation with ethical integrity and showcase our commitment to our core mission of instruction, research and service. It is our institutional report card as well as our opportunity to discover how we can improve through honest assessment of our programs, services and processes. This systematic self-study and review required by SACSCOC ensures that CAU continues to enhance its educational quality.  

It is important for the entire campus to approach the reaffirmation process as a high priority. Our success depends on the collective dedication to this important endeavor in time, effort and resources.  I thank those involved in both large and small ways, and I look forward to working together as we move forward to ensure that CAU will continue to be an outstanding university.

Lauren Lopez,
Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research/SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison

Purpose of this Web Site

The purpose of this website is to help CAU faculty, staff, students, and administrators understand the requirements of accreditation so that we can respond effectively for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 2016. In order to keep you abreast of our efforts this site will be updated on a regular basis with important resources and information related to the SACSCOC reaffirmation process.

For questions or inquiries about the SACSCOC reaffirmation process, please contact:

Dr. Lauren Lopez, CCR Chair, Ext. 8061
Dr. Obie Clayton, QEP Director, Ext. 8531
Dr. Kelly DeLong, QEP Chair, Ext. 6294

223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW,
Thomas W. Cole
Research Center for Science and Technology,
Suite 2013, Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: (404)-880-6976