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Title III

Title III
134 Thayer Hall
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: 404-880-8106  
Fax: 404-880-6058



Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Programs, authorizes special assistance to strengthen the quality of developing institutions which have the desire and potential to make a substantial contribution to the higher education resources of the nation. Amendments to the Act have altered some elements of the program, but it remains as written—an instrument to provide assistance to institutions demonstrating a constructive effort to strengthen themselves.

Clark Atlanta University has two Title III Programs: HBCU and HBGI. Title III has funded project activities designed to help meet various strategic goals of the University. Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, authorizes these grants to strengthen institutions in the areas of Academic Quality, Fiscal Stability, Student Services and outcomes, and the quality of Intuitional Management. Clark Atlanta University was awarded two 5-year Strengthening Intuitions Grants (HBCU and HBGI) from the U.S. Department of Education.


Clark Atlanta University's (CAU) Title III Program is linked to the overall mission of the institution. Specifically, the goal of the Title III Program is to ensure that these funds are used to support the quality and enhancement of our academic program consistent with all applicable federal and university policies. The President serves as the principal visionary in the design and structure of the Title III Program. Through his leadership, it is expected that Title III support will be used to help eliminate impediments that negatively impact educational access and opportunities for Clark Atlanta University students. Funded Title III programs are specifically focused on improving academic quality, institutional management, fiscal stability, and student services.