List of Student Organizations
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.
Bethel Campus Fellowship (BCF) is an interdenominational organization established to proclaim the Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ on college campuses. The mission of the Bethel Campus Fellowship is – “Leading Students to Christ and preparing them to become reliable men and women that God can entrust with His word for the next generation”. BCF holds a weekly Bible Study. In June and July, the Bible Study is held on Thursdays. Contact Joy Nwoke, BCF President, for more information.
Medical Campus Outreach (MCO) exists to glorify God by training a new generation of healthcare providers to bring
the healing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. MCO is a discipleship based, nondenominational
ministry focusing on sharing the good news of Jesus to the students at Mercer University in Atlanta, establishing
new believers in the faith and equipping believers to bring the gospel to the world through healthcare. Please contact Stephen Ramsey for more information about MCO on Mercer's Atlanta campus.
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 Jamie Prudlick by email or call (678) 547-6521, 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.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Contact: Charley Hallock
Our chapter focuses on preparing students for residencies, research, and careers as future clinicians who work directly with physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients to achieve the best possible health outcomes. With programs such as our Clinical Mentorship Program and Residency Shadowing in which we partner students with 20+ clinical pharmacists around metro Atlanta based on students' areas of interest, our Annual Residency Roundtable event, and biweekly meetings with clinical pharmacists from various backgrounds and student panels, ACCP-SCCP continues to expose Mercer College of Pharmacy students to the many possibilities that await them. Practice and Research Networks offer students the opportunity to explore diverse facets of clinical pharmacy such as Pediatrics, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine and so much more! Our newest initiative, Naloxone Outreach, focuses on training students on Naloxone use and educating our communities. We passionately promote quality patient care, research and education!
American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists
Contact: Julia Pendexter
American Society of Consult Pharmacists
Contact: Diamond Dumas
Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International
Contact: Joy Nwoke
CPFI is an interdenominational organization committed to fostering an environment where students can fellowship and share their faith with one another. Our purpose is to motivate and equip pharmacy students to practice faith in Jesus Christ in their personal and professional lives. A variety of ministers, pharmacists, faculty members, and students speak at our biweekly meetings to share their walk with Christ as it relates to pharmacy. Additionally, CPFI hosts bible studies, service learning projects, and other fellowship gatherings throughout the school year. CPFI is always open to and welcomes all students, faculty, and staff.
Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists
Contact: Jacqueline Alvarez
Contact: Tasnim Ahmed
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: Bokyeong Song
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: Stacy Ndubuizu
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.
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., Gamma Psi Chapter
Contact: Gil Arquisola
The Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. at Mercer University is an all male organization within the School of Pharmacy. The organization is based on the four pillars of industry, sobriety, fellowship, and high ideals. Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest of the pharmaceutical fraternities in the nation, with over 119 Collegiate Chapters and 84 Graduate Chapters. The Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Psi is renown nationally as the #1 Collegiate Chapter in the last two years and #1 Chapter five out of the last ten years. Gamma Psi Brothers consistently hold leadership positions within other pharmaceutical organizations within Mercer, regional, national, and international levels. Brothers of Gamma Psi pride themselves on their professionalism, networking, and leadership capabilities.
National Community Pharmacists Association
Contact: Andrew Blake
Founded in 1898, NCPA represents America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 pharmacies. Our nation’s community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and regional chains dispense nearly half of the nation’s retail prescription medications. NCPA’s mission is to continue the growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States. It is the national pharmacy association that represents, promotes, and defends the professional and proprietary interests of the independent community pharmacist. The organization is extremely committed to high-quality pharmacist care and restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public to which it serves. As members of NCPA, we believe in the inherent virtues of the American free enterprise system and will do all we can to ensure the ability of independent community pharmacists to compete within a free and fair marketplace. Furthermore, we value the right to petition the appropriate legislative bodies to serve the needs of the community pharmacist and our profession.
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.
Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Contact: Melissa Milfort; Advisors Dr. Patel & Dr. Moye
The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, healthcare issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environments of underserved populations in the community. We aim to carry out this mission as both the largest organization and the top service-learning organization on Mercer’s campus. We support seven initiatives in our efforts to reduce health disparities that affect our local, underserved communities: HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Operation Immunization, Power to End Stroke, and Legislation & Immigration.
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.
Mercer Public Health Student Association
Contact: Dr. Jimmie Smith
Stetson School of Business and Economics
National Association of Black Accountants
Contact: Zakiya Mitchell
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.
Tift College of Education
Kappa Delta Pi Ecuation Honor Society, Upsilon Theta, Chapter 488
Contact: Dr. Sylvia Cain
Students attending the Atlanta or RAC (Henry & Douglas) campuses may be invited to join based upon their GPAs and faculty recommendations. This is a graduation distinction for seniors, who are encouraged to continue their membership as professionals in the classroom and beyond.