List of Student Organizations
Jesse Mercer Stewards (JMS) In recognition of Jesse Mercer’s enthusiastic belief in the power of education to change lives, commitment to the altruistic spirit of volunteerism and missionary work, dedication to building consensus and community, as well as advancing the ideals of stewardship, the JMS program seeks to recognize students who embody the ideals of munificent giving. These students, nominated by their program leadership, have demonstrated a commitment to the ideals espoused by Jesse Mercer through their pursuit of academic excellence, conscientious and selfless devotion to meeting the needs of fellow human beings, and a willingness to embody the role of community builder through volunteerism. For more info contact email@example.com.
JMS 2017-2018 Group Photo
Black Student Union - Mercer Atlanta (BSUMA) The vision of the Black Student Union - Mercer Atlanta (BSUMA) is to promote and enhance activities of common interest, to serve as an inclusive network for professionals in various areas, provide culture and educational benefits that bring awareness to the Mercer (Atlanta) campus while addressing societal issues. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercer Gaming Group Every Thursday night join fellow board game enthusiasts in Sheffield Student Center 2nd Floor Main Lobby at approximately 6:30pm. For more information, contact Campus Life (678) 547-6823.
Student Advisory Board (SAB) (formerly the President’s Advisory Council) began several years ago to allow students the opportunity to meet with administrators, including the President, to bring about change and to help build community on the Atlanta campus. Each year we are ask program/school deans and directors to nominate individuals they feel will be a good representation of their population who will be able to provide relevant and meaningful feedback regarding their Mercer Atlanta experience at the three to four meetings held each year. For more info contact email@example.com.
The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) on the Atlanta campus was initially formed in the College of Nursing and now has membership representing most of the schools and colleges. They are a student led campus ministry that strives to personally know Jesus Christ. Note: you do not have to be Baptist to join, BCM welcomes all! The group is interdenominational and provides many opportunities for good fellowship. For more information contact Sam & Chris Stokes.
There are a variety of clubs and organizations on campus specific to your college or school. While we have included a list of many of these clubs (under the "Other Academic Resources" tab - updated fall '17), please contact your college/school to find out if additional opportunities exist!
Below you will find links to the different schools on the Mercer Atlanta campus and their webpages. These will help you learn more about the clubs and organizations offered and available.
- College of Health Professions Professional Organizations
- College of Pharmacy Student and Professional Organizations
- Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Student Organizations
- Tift College of Education Leadership Academy
National Society for Leadership and Success
The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures form the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded success oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and oragnizing action to better the world.
The guiding question we established to shape all the important decisions the organization makes is: "Are we helping the greatest number of people in the greatest way?" When asked how he might sum up the key thing that the Society does, founder Gary Tuerack shared "We are dream supporters – we build leaders, support people in achieving their dreams, and better the world in the process. We get people to ask the all important question 'What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?' and then help them to achieve those goals."
Scholarships and Awards
The National Society of Leadership and Success offers numerous scholarships and grants that are available to our members to provide with financial assistance for higher education.
We build leaders, support people in achieving their dreams, and better the world in the process. The National Society of Leadership and Success Scholarship and Grant program reinforces our drive to build leaders who make a better world. Our vision for this program is to support the next generation of leaders and propel the future careers of those who embody the Society's values.
- Upon filling out the NSLS online application and paying the one-time registration fee, you are considered a pre-inducted member of the Society.
- After you have completed the steps to induction (which requires approximately 12 hours of your time) you will become an inducted member.
What are the membership benifits?
When you join some organizations, the information you receive focuses on the material, tangible benefits you receive from membership.
Tangible benefits include:
- Online resources on the NSLS website,
- Customized letters of recommendation for prospective employers or graduate schools,
- Graduation accessories that you may purchase and wear at graduation
- Access to exclusive scholarships and awards,
- Success Coaches
- The Society's entire Keynote speaker series.
- NSLS customized T-shirt
- NSLS official certificate
- Other membership goods are available
The intangible benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Improved self-esteem
- Peer leadership skills
- Sustainable motivation and drive
- Paradigms that will help you discover and achieve your dreams
- Real world skills that will help you outperform your peers in the workplace
- An enviable network of colleagues
For a full list and explanation of NSLS membership benefits please click here.
How do I order the Honors Stole and Cords for graduation?
To be eligible to order our Honors Stole and Cords for graduation you need to have completed all of your membership steps and have received credit for them online. To check the status of your membership please login to the Members Area and click on the Membership Status Icon.
To order the Honors Stole and Cords please visit our Online Store at shop. Honor cords will be given to inducted members at the Induction Ceremony or at graduation.
For more information on NSLS and membership, contact the Office of Career Management at (678) 547-6023 or visit http://www.societyleadership.org/.
Organized by college on the Mercer Atlanta campus, here are specific organizations, their descriptions and contact information. Please refer back to the "Academic" tab for more information on organizations within your specific college and program.
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Georgia Association of Nursing Students and National Student Nurses Association
Contact: Morgan Stanley
Each fall, the GANS has an annual convention that all nursing programs attend in the state of Georgia to discuss upcoming events, laws, and changes in the nursing profession. Each Spring NSNA (National Student Nurses Association) meets for an annual convention. Nursing Programs from all over the United States meet together at NSNA to discuss the same. Both are great for networking in the nurse health profession!
Student Government Association at GBCN
Contact: Polly Howell
The SGA at GBCN is working closely with the Georgia Baptist Association of Nursing Students to better our campus, as well as of the student experience at Mercer! Each year, they meet with the Dean of the GBCN to discuss things around campus that students have seen or heard need improvement. For example, they recently got new white boards for study rooms and added a refrigerator to the kitchen! They plan a fun picnic for nursing students each semester to help unwind and give students an opportunity to send time away from books and time in the sun with friends. SGA is growing quickly on the Mercer Atlanta campus and members can't wait to see what this year holds!
College of Pharmacy
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
Contact: Max Son
The AMCP is a professional pharmacy organization that focuses on improving the quality, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of the American healthcare system. This is done by managing the delicate interplay between 3 key players: patients, providers, and payers. Nationally, AMCP is made up of over 8,000 pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other personnel involved in healthcare policy. Mercer University's student chapter of AMCP invites leaders in the field of managed care pharmacy to provide exposure for students, and open discussion on the future of our healthcare system. Nationally, our chapter is recognized for our strong Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) team for hosting the annual Southeast Regional managed Care Student Symposium, which attracts students from over 10 pharmacy schools in 4 neighboring states. We also have a developing community service aspect through programs such as Be the Match bone marrow drives, and providing local blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings.
Contact: Jasmine Manning
Golden Cure is an organization that serves to foster the development of students who are interested in pediatrics and oncology. This organization give students the opportunity to get involved with educating others about pediatric cancer and general cancer prevention with lifestyle changes. Golden Cure is also dedicated to raising funds for Cam Sunshine, a camp that provides programs throughout the year to give children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy normal activities like swimming, horseback riding, and making friends. This organization is open to any student who has been affected by cancer or has the desire to help fight cancer.
International Society for Pharmaceoconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
Contact: Martha Hopkins
The ISPOR is the leading global scientific and educational organization for health economics and outcomes research. ISPOR strives to promote health economics and outcomes research excellence to improve decision making for health globally. The organizational resources, tools, and best practices are used in decision making to improve health. ISPOR services and utilizes a wide variety of health care professionals and researches form diverse backgrounds. Being experts in medication use, Pharmacists are we positioned to define and add value in health care. The mission of the Mercer University ISPOR Student Chapter is to prepare students to become research experts, clinical practitioners, and quality health care developers that effectively contribute to collecting, analyzing, and applying Pharmacoeoconimc data and real-world evidence to improve patient health.
Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Alpha Delta Chapter
Contact: Katherine Key
Kappa Epsilon is a professional pharmacy fraternity founded to support women in pharmacy, advocate for the profession, and promote women's health. Our philanthropies are Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness. We host many awareness and fundraiser events for Breast and Ovarian Cancer throughout the year, including a Breast Cancer Luncheon and a Pill Counting Competition.
Phi Delta Chi, Alpha Rho Chapter
Contact: Kristian Flores
The Phi Delta Chi Fraternity was established in 1883 and is one of the oldest pharmacy fraternities in the nation. With over 60,000 initiated brothers, approximately 1 in every 12 pharmacists is a member of Phi Delta Chi. On campus, we are Mercer's only co-ed pharmacy fraternity, which allows us to have brother come from all walks of life who can share their experiences and strengths with one another to create a successful organization. As a professional pharmacy fraternity, we pride ourselves on helping our brothers, the profession, and community. As the year progresses, you will see our organization hosting many events and our brother participating in several more. Every year, we hold various philanthropic events for organizations such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, social events such as RLGL (Red Light Green Light), and professional events such as service leaning and Professional Development Network seminars. While many of our events are open to the entire student body, some may only be available to brothers.
College of Health Professions
Mercer Public Health Student Advisory Board
Contact: Dr. Cheryl Gaddis
The Mission of the Mercer University Master of Public Health (MPH) Student Advisory Board is to improve the public health student experience by fostering effective communication between the students and the program administration members. The council is comprised of students enrolled in the public health program and serves as a conduit between the public health students and administration by giving a voice to student concerns and facilitating the student experience through affecting change and improving outcomes.
Stetson School of Business and Economics
National Association of Black Accountants
Contact: Ekene Omozegie
The NABA Mercer Student Chapter's focus is building up our members in every professional dimension and maximizing all resources that will continuously drive a supportive environment for all students.