Academic Catalog

Graduate Academic Support and Learning Services

The Dr. Bettye M. Clark Graduate Resource Center Kresge Hall, First Floor
(404) 880-8699
(404) 880-8535 Fax

The Dr. Bettye M. Clark Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is designed to create an environment that supports graduate student learning and technology integration. The GRC serves as a centralized location, providing programs and services throughout the academic year. The GRC’s offerings including a variety of academic and professional development seminars, trainings, and workshops, complimentary writing consultations and tutorials, specifically tailored to the needs of graduate students working on exit/conceptual papers, theses, and dissertations, and of students needing general assistance. The GRC also provides referral services in an effort to connect students to the university and other community resources, including a drop-in advice and assistance and career advisement.

In addition to these services, the GRC offers peer tutoring, writing and research consolations, a Writing Lab, an Apple Lab, a PC Lab, and a literature resource library to assist graduate students with their writing, research, technological, and other academic and professional needs. The GRC provides study areas, a conference room, and a lounge for students to relax, interact with other graduate students, plan events, share ideas, network and develop friendly relationships outside their academic units.

Located on the first floor of Kresge Hall, the GRC is open to all enrolled graduate and professional students via Panther Paw Card swipe access, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.—7:00 pm., and Friday 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. and extended hours during peak seasons, including midterms and finals. Summer term hours vary.

The Center provides the following services to graduate students:

  • Access to Technologies
  • Academic Support
    • Thesis and Dissertation Workshops
    • Writing Tutorials
    • Technology Trainings
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Personal Development Resources
    • Transition Services
  • Campus Resource Information
  • Cross Disciplinary Interaction Opportunities
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Career Advisement and Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities
  • General Assistance for all Graduate and Professional Students
  • Research Opportunities

New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation is designed to assist new graduate students with their transitions to the University. During orientation, students are afforded opportunities to be introduced to CAU culture and traditions, receive academic advisement, and interact with faculty, staff, and administrators. The orientation helps prepare graduate students for their first semester, as well as subsequent years at Clark Atlanta University.

For additional information, please visit the CAU website or email Graduate Education at