List of Student Organizations
Academic Business Organizations
Financial Management Association
Advisor: Geoffrey Ngene
Established in 1970, the Financial Management Association International (FMA) is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's mission is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices, and to enhance the quality of education in finance.
Minorities in Business
Minorities in Business is an undergraduate organization that strives to specifically provide minorities with the tools and connections needed to grow and establish themselves in the professional world, through speaker events, workshops, and professional business tours.
Sports Marketing & Analytic Club
Advisor: Laura Boman
The Sports Marketing and Analytics program provides students with the skills and business background to pursue careers within or related to college and professional sports organizations. This program has been developed to provide a premier business school educaion with a focus on professional sports to help you make the jump from college to the pros.
Wall Street Bears
President: Md Islam Md.Mahabub.Islam@live.mercer.edu
The purpose of Wall Street Bears is to be an open forum on securities trading for Mercerians looking to learn or wanting to discuss financial news, trades, etc. Host a semester long mock stock picking simulation for pleasure and learning.
Academic Education Organizations
Mercer Educators in Action (MEIA)
Mercer Educators in Action (MEIA) is for any student that is passionate about education. Whether your an educaiton major or just interested in education, this club is for you. Throughout the year, MEIA fundraises for two local Title I schools to give them needed school supplies.
Academic Engineering Organizations
Mercer University Amercian Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter
The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at Mercer University, formally known as Bearly Civil Engineers, is a supportive community of civil and environmental engineering students. We encourage learning, teamwork, community involvement, networking, and professional development. We participate in national competitions and organize events on campus.
Biomedical Engineering Society
It shall be the purpose of BMES to be an organization for students who are devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being. BMES strives to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE is the student club for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. We are a club that attends the IEEE conference SoutheastCon and competes in various competitions. We also have various workshops and events that promote technical experience with industry professionals.
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
Organization for Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management students. Provides opportunities for networking, training, discounts, scholarships and more. Activities include community service events, university regional conferences, fundraisers for the ISE and IDM departments, and various activities to support the Mercer University School of Engineering.
Mercer Entrepreneurial Engineering Education Program (MEEEP)
Faculty Advisor: Ramachandran Radharamanan
Mercer Entrepreneurial Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) is a student organization whose mission is to introduce engineering students to the entrepreneurial mindset that is relevant in the business world of today. MEEEP brings engineering, business, and science students together to find solutions to real world problems.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers at Mercer University is a chapter of the national SWE organization. The goal of our organization is to provide a unique community and voice for women engineers on campus. We organize many professional development workshops, including resume building and interview skills, as well as plan networking events and site visits. By fostering a sense of solidarity among female engineers, we hope that we can be a great resource for many engineers, particularly those that are just beginning their studies. Our chapter sponsors many fundraisers and outreach programs within the Macon community.
The National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers pride themselves on fulfilling the mission statement: "To Increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
Academic Health Organizations
American Medical Women's Association
While there is roughly an equal number of men and women in medicine, female physicians make significantly less than male physicians and hold fewer academic and leadership positions. Women from many different backgrounds still face numerous obstacles entering a career in medicine. The Mercer University Pre-Medical Division of the American Medical Women's Association is committed to promoting women in medicine through medical seminars, medical school admissions workshops, and advocating for women’s health through service drives and events centered in the Macon community.
Association of Global Health
The Association of Global Health serves as a departmental organization for students who majoring in, minoring in, or are simple interested in Global Health Studies. The purpose of the Association of Global Health is to improve, educate, inform, and promote the principles of the Global Health Studies and to raise awareness about issue in Global Health. The Association Of Global Health seeks to achieve its goals through interactive and educational opportunities such as panels, simulation events, table events in the CSC and Cruz Plaza, its annual Global Health Week.
Association of Pre-Pharmacy Students (APPS)
APPS exists to provide information to those interested in pursing a career in the pharmaceutical field. APPS will strive to bring together students from diverse background who will provide service to their community through volunteering and by their pharmaceutical knowledge.
Hispanic Health Organization
The Hispanic Health Organization (HHO) offers opportunities for our members to reach out to the Hispanic community in Macon. HHO is open to all students interested in improving their cultural competency and language skills to prepare themselves for a future career in medicine that better serves the Hispanic community. Students can engage in both medicine and Spanish through meetings, cultural events, community outreach, and networking opportunities.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals
HOSA- Future Health Professionals is a national student-led organization run by and for students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. Founded in 1976, HOSA has over 4000 secondary and post-secondary/collegiate chapters in 48 state associations with approximately 185,000 members. HOSA is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education along with eight other career and technical student organizations. HOSA is an exclusively health oriented organization. We devote 100% of out resources to helping students become effective, compassionate, health professionals and leaders in their chosen field of work. The unique benefits of HOSA include volunteer service, state and national scholarships, educational symposia, fifty-five different competitive and recognition events at the state and national conferences, networking with HOSA partners, as well as leadership opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. All health science and health professions schools highly prefer applicants who demonstrate academic achievement in addition to well-rounded students with actual experience with health-related community service, leadership skills, and school involvement. HOSA membership provides you with all of these key opportunities.
Mercer Neuroscience Organization
The Mercer Neuroscience Organization serves to provide resources to mentor incoming and outgoing Neuroscience majors, educate the general Mercer population about prevalent neurological disorders, and fundraise and volunteer to connect Mercer to the Macon community. Overall, the purpose of the organization is to provide students resources to connect the textbook information to the real world, encouraging the combination of logical, ethical, and empathetic thinking.
Mercer Pre-Medical (MerPMed) is an organization for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, veterinary, and other healthcare related professions. The purpose of MerPMed is to encourage students on their journey to a career in healthcare through educational resources including access to the organization’s personal library of healthcare graduate exam preparation books and services such as multiple pre-health track related information, how to apply to graduate schools, and exposure to guest speakers from various healthcare occupations. MerPMed seeks to foster the professional and intellectual advancement of the organization’s student body. For more information, please request the constitution from the organization’s President.
Mercer University Pre-Nursing Organization
Mercer University Pre-Nursing Organization is an undergraduate club for pre-nursing students to get to know students in their class and to give assistance regarding classes, TEAS admission process, etc. It allows students to get exposure to the field and have a group to ask questions in or gain guidance from.
Our organization provides guidance for pre-dental students on campus regarding career development, preparation for dental school, and establishing connections between health students and dental professionals in Georgia. We also focus on fundraising, volunteering, and shadowing, and try to establish connections with the Dental College of Georgia and other dental opportunities.
The mission of the Pre-Optometry Society is to educate students about the optometry field and provide them with opportunities to get experience such as shadowing/volunteering. We are committed to providing learning experiences through guest speakers and opportunities to network with local optometrists.
Pre-Physician Assistant Association
It shall be the mission of the PPAA to bring fellow pre-physician assistant students together to provide support, information, and skills for the road to becoming a PA. We will hold monthly meetings that will consist of guest speakers, engaging activities, and service events.
Student National Medical Association-Minority Association of Premed Students(SNMA-MAPS)
The purpose of the Student National Medical Association Minority Association of Premedical Students (SNMA-MAPS) is to represent future underrepresented pre-health students. Students can engage and learn about medicine through meetings, networking events, community service projects, mentorship programs, fundraisers, lectures, etc. We hope to inspire and support future healthcare professionals throughout their pre-health journey by providing and acting as a resource for members. This organization is open to students of all races, gender, and ethnicities.
Academic Language Organizations
Mercer Latin Club
Mercer Latin Club is an organization that wishes to share and inspire a love for the classics through campus. Although our name may seem one sided, Mercer Latin Club is the organization for students who appreciate and have an interest in learning or are currently studying classical languages and culture. If you enjoy learning Latin, about Ancient Rome, or just the ancient world in general, then Latin Club is the place for you.
Mercer University Spanish Club (MUSC)
Spanish Club is a student-run organization that engages in many exciting activities to promote the Spanish language and the Hispanic/Latino culture. The Spanish Club at Mercer University is dedicated to providing educational opporttunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture. The organization is open to any student who knows or is learning the Spanish language, but also anyone who desires to learn more about the Hispanic/Latino culture.
Academic Law, Pre-Graduate/Pre-Professional Organizations
Mercer Mock Trial
Mercer Mock Trial is an organization that travels across the Southeast competing in Mock Trial tournaments.
Mercer Model UN is a simulation organization that researches and prepares information on international policy which is then used in national conferences around the country. As a collegiate Model UN, we meet on a weekly basis to become more knowledgeable about these international conflicts and then travel to discuss and debate them with other university teams in conference settings.
The mission of the Pre-Law Society is to provide opportunities for students to learn more about the LSAT, law school, and legal profession. They can meet law school officials, lawyers, judges, and other figures. The society also offers LSAT training and other law related activities.
Academic Social Sciences Organizations
Minorities in Psychology Club
The Minorities in Psychology Club is dedicated to tackling issues that are faced by minority groups; such as their access to mental health services, the discrimination faced by those with mental illness, and the general stigma that remains against mental illnesses and mental health services. Along with that, we are dedicated to showcasing career paths in psychology for all who are interested. Join us as educate, advocate, and serve those with mental health needs in underrepresented communities.
Psych Club welcomes all students with an interest in psychology, regardless of declared major or minor. We meet once a month and learn a lot of the more fun aspects of psychology in presentations ranging from how sensation and perception can cause optical and auditory illusions to how video games improve hand-eye coordination and strategizing.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Club
This club aims to foster a spirit for sociology and criminal justice on Mercer's campus for students who are majoring, minoring, or just interested in these disciplines! For all who are interested in discussing solutions to social problems by putting the discoveries of sociology and criminal justice into action, this is the club for you!
Academic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Organizations
American Chemical Society
Mercer University Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society. ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.
Mercer Math Club
We celebrate math and admire it's beauty together, sometimes with math presentations, but mostly with meetings and pizza! All are welcome!
Women in Math and Science (WIMS)
Mercer Women In Math and Science has been established to create a way for undergraduates of math, natural science, social science, computer science, physics and engineering majors to get together and discuss career goals, network, find study partners, make new similarly-minded friends, etc. It's just a way for people who are busy to find other busy, dedicated people and talk/chill/study. Men are welcome to join, stereotyping has no place in this club. Only math, science, good company, and good conversation.
Club Sports / Recreation
Ballroom Dance Club
Mercer Ballroom Dance Club is an athletic club at Mercer University. The Club meets on Mondays at 8:00 PM and teaches different styles of ballroom dance such as the Cha-Cha, Swing, Tango, Waltz, and many more. No prior experience is needed, whether it is your first time or you are a veteran-all are welcome. The club is free and anyone is allowed to join. We regularly schedule dances at Mercer and attend local dances around Macon and Atlanta. It is a great way to meet new people, get fit, and learn a new skill. If you have any questions about out COVID-19 policies, feel free to reach out to us and we will answer any concerns you have.
Advisor: Robert Good
Mercer Club Lacrosse is a men's lacrosse team that is full of players with all levels of experience from beginners to experienced players. All games are in the division II Deep South Conference during the school year with spring being the main season. Practices are weekly and player lead. All uniforms and some gear will be provided as well. Everyone on the team is playing for the love of the sport, so don't hesitate to come try it out!
President: Cecelia Poehlman Cecelia.Grace.Poehlman@live.mercer.edu
Faculty Advisor: James Taylor email@example.com
The Mercer University Fencing Club, founded in 2015, provides a place for students to practice and compete in all three weapons of Olympic Fencing - foil, epee, and sabre. We work closely with the Warner Robins Fencing Society and regularly host and compete in tournaments. No previous experience necessary - we will gladly teach beginning fencers everything they need to know!
Mercer Bass Fishing Team
Faculty Advisor: Michael Moore
Mercer Club Baseball
Advisor: Todd Thomas
The goal of Mercer Club Baseball is allow players to stay active in the sport beyond high school. Whether you're interested in playing in officiated games or just throwing recreationally, we want you to join!
Mercer Club Golf
Advisor: Todd Thomas
Mercer Club Tennis
President: Latsami Sysouvanh firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Eric Hayes email@example.com
The Mercer Club Tennis team is an organization that allows students to build long-lasting friendships while playing tennis. Weekly practices throughout the year give current players the opportunity to continue playing in college at a recreational level. However, for more competitive players, we have a traveling team that travels to other universities for weekend tournaments full of tennis and fun.
Mercer Club Volleyball
President: Stephen Jordan Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Caroline Carlton email@example.com
Club Volleyball is meant to be an opportunity for students to continue playing volleyball and continue developing their skills. A competitive team will travel to tournaments throughout the school year, mostly to indoor tournaments. Practices are scheduled two to three times a week, two being for anyone interested in playing or learning about volleyball, while the third practice is for players on the competitive team intending on traveling. Tryouts will be held each semester for the competitive teams.
Our goal is to provide a home for competitive gamers that wish to play in organized leagues. Players of all games are welcome to join. All Mercer students, even if you don't play video games or don't want to play them competitively, are also welcome to join.
Mercer Martial Arts Club
Faculty Advisor: Linda Hensel
Mercer Martial Arts is a club for students who want to learn martial arts and self defense as well as for students that want to share their martial arts experience and connect with other martial artissts and martial arts athletes.
Mercer Men's Club Basketball
Mercer Men's Club Soccer
Mercer's Mens Club Soccer program plays in the Southeast Collegiate Soccer Alliance against fellow Georgian and south eastern universities. Tryout process used to compile final roster before the fall season with several tournaments played in either the end of the fall or in the spring.
Mercer Spikeball Roundnet Club
Mercer Women's Club Basketball
Mercer Women's Club Soccer
President: Catherine DesPres firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Todd Thomas
An organization for female students who are interested in playing college soccer, but not at a collegiate level (all levels of play invited).
Mercer University Club Swim Team
President: Emma Rose Bailey email@example.com
Advisor: Lauren Lowell firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mercer Swim Club is a great place to hone your swimming skills, get in shape, and have fun doing it! We compete in meets around Georgia and the southeast. Last year we competed at Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Emory. Our goal is not only ro compete and win, but also to have fun and bond with fellow teammates. The only thing we require is knowledge of how to swim at least one stroke.
President: Arthi Shankar email@example.com
Advisor: Alana Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org
Rangreli is a competitive South Asian Fusion Dance Team that incorporates many styles of dance including Bollywood, Classical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Bhangra, and many others! As a team, we hope to share our enthusiasm and creativity to the community through dance! We also compete in dance competitions!
Tae Kwon Do
A.G.A.P.E. is an interdenominational campus ministry at Mercer University. We worship God in unique capacities through song, step, dance, sign language, and poetry. A.G.A.P.E. strives to be an evangelical tool on Mercer's campus that seeks to win lost souls, and serves as a means to edify the saints and keep them grounded in God's word while away from home. We believe that worship can be fun and offered to God in a variety of ways.
Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Mercer's Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) is a is a student-led campus ministry that strives to personally know Jesus Christ and are committed to helping the Mercer community find God through missions, discipleship, and fellowship. We feel God has put us here to reveal His truths to the people around us. Come join us every Thursday night at 8:00 for worship in Newton Chapel.
Bears Engaged Across Religions (BEARs)
Bears Engaged Across Religions, BEARs, is an organization with the mission of encouraging positive inter-religious dialogue. As an organization, we strive to provide opportunities for students to learn about religions other than their own through educational, yet interactive programs. Past programming includes visiting a diverse array of religious sites, speakers on religious topics, and educational fairs in which students can discuss religion broadly with other students who take part in different world religions. Overall, BEARs' main mission is to create learning environments that allow for positive and beneficial dialogue across religions.
Cru is a national organization with one goal: to know Jesus and to make Him known. Cru has over 100 campus ministries all over the country to share God's love with college kids everywhere!
Delight Ministries is a nation-wide women's night ministry that learns, grows, and chases after the heart of God together! Our mission is to invite college women into Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability and transforms stories. Mercer's chapter is student-led and can be found on Instagram @Delight_Mercer!
Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship
Episcopal and Lutheran Fellowship (formerly known as Canterbury) is a campus ministry sponsored by the Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Churches. However, you do not have to be Lutheran, Episcopalian (or even Christian!) to be welcomed into our community. ALL our welcome into our fellowship! We offer an authentic community of spiritual support for students, as well as opportunities for service and worship. We are currently one of the smaller campus ministries, but we have big heart!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Advisor: Caroline Carlton
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) aims to offer a fellowship time for athletes and non-athletes to learn more about what it means to be a Christian athlete. How can we serve Christ through our sport?
Mercer Catholic Campus Ministry
Mercer Catholic Campus Ministry is a religious organization meant to help students evolve in their faith. CCM provides mass, bible studies, praise & worship, and many other exciting activities & services on/off campus to allow students an opportunity for growth in faith, fellowship, leadership, and more as they take on college. While primarily targeted to Catholic students, the organization is open to all college students of all faiths to help share and foster Christian ideals.
Mercer Interfaith Organization
Advisor: Dr. Flaming
Mercer Interfaith Organization is a religious organization that aims to bring students from various different religious backgrounds together. We do this through inviting religious speakers, hosting events, and providing space for interfaith dialogue.
Muslim Student Association
Muslim Student Association is an organization open to people of all faiths for congregating to learn about Islam, ask questions, and even clear any misconceptions. By learning from each other and facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, we intend to help promote peace, harmony and an appreciation for both differences and similarities across religions, cultures, languages, etc. We have discussions on a variety of topics including religion, cultures, societal issues, science, inter-faith analysis (similarities and differences between the Abrahamic faiths), poetry, literature and arts. Various events and activities are organized to commemorate holidays and also shed light on different cultural practices.
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is the official campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America, but you do not have to be Presbyterian to be involved! We have been on the Mercer Campus for over 25 years. The purpose of RUF is to care for Mercer students where they are at, reach the campus for Christ, and equip students to serve Jesus in every sphere of life. Over the past 25 years, RUF has had a significant impact on the Mercer community. Thousands of students have grown in their love for the Savior and been challenged by the Word of God through RUF. All are welcomed. Skeptics, doubters, and those desiring to grow in faith, are welcome to join the family of RUF.
UKirk is a campus ministry, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), dedicated to feeding Mercer Students, spiritually and physically, by gathering around the table each week, sharing a meal, growing as disciples of Christ, and together creating a supportive community and a judgement free zone.
Wesley Foundation is a ministry of The United Methodist Church that is designed to reach students from all walks of life and religious traditions. Our hope is to share in the love of Christ, grow together in faith, and go into the World sharing our lives and faith with whoever we meet. Wesley Foundation of Macon seeks to be a spiritual home for all college-aged students in Macon, allowing students to grow spiritually by worshiping freely, following Christ, and serving impactfully.
Young Life is an international ministry. In Macon, we have Young Life Leaders assigned to multiple schools, and these leaders are some of the most incredible people you will ever meet. It starts with adults and college kids who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. Leaders involve themselves in the high schoolers' life through their ability to "just be there" for kids who need a mentor, or someone to talk to. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency. Being a Young Life Leader is one of the MOST fun opportunities out there. You can goof off with high schoolers, while additionally showing them the love of Christ. You can also have the opportunity to travel with these kids as your relationships grow stronger and stronger. I have, honestly, never experienced something as rewarding as Macon Young Life.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The Residence Hall Association seeks to develop a sense of pride and community within residence halls, make living more enjoyable for residents, and promote a healthy living environment for residents. RHA strives to achieve these goals by providing large scale educational and social programs, actively participating in community service, improving hall facilities, representing student ideas and issues to the administration, attending state, regional, and national conferences, and providing opportunities for student leadership.
Student Conduct Board
Office of Student Conduct Resolution
The Office of Student Conduct Resolution serves the Mercer University community by defining, interpreting, enforcing and educating students on the university's judicial policy and procedures while promoting intellectual growth, social responsibility, healthy behaviors, and respect for the community through its process.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association of Mercer University represents and promotes student interest while serving as a liaison between the students and the administration, faculty, and staff. SGA is the outlet for Mercer students to enact change and make this University uniquely molded to the form of its students. Composed of 5 standing committees, an executive board, and 25 senators, the Senate body meets weekly to discuss issues and pass legislation to enhance student life on campus. Our committees focus on a wide-range of campus issues, including academics, campus improvements, Mercer traditions, and connections in the Macon community.
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)
Georgia Epsilon is the Mercer University chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society. We are dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, the facilitation of professional development, the provision of a forum for students with common interests, and to the service of both the university and Macon community. National membership must be earned (see http://www.aednational.tcu.edu/membership-requirements.asp), but our chapter welcomes affiliate members who may not be eligible for national membership, but who share our passion and goals.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is Mercer Theatre’s honor society. We are made up of students who are dedicated to the art of theatre; who have worked on multiple productions and are an outstanding member of our Players company in order to be a part of our society.
Beta Alpha Psi
Faculty Advisor: Stephanie Morris
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) promotes the study and practice of professional business fields, provides opportunities for self-development through professional events and community service, as well as encourages a sense of ethical, social, and business responsibilities.
Delta Sigma Pi
President: A'tiana Cooper email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Stephanie Howard firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alpha Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi was established at Mercer University on March 26, 1927. Since that day, we have initiated over seven-hundred Brothers of Delta Sigma Pi. As the leading business fraternity at Mercer University, we offer student leaders the opportunity to grow and develop in the field of business.
Golden Key International Honor Society
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. With more than 2 million members, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. Members are a community with a linkage to widely respected individuals and ideals … all part of the continuum of excellence. Golden Key offers its members exclusive opportunities and connections through over half a million dollars in scholarships and awards, partnerships with major corporations, career advancement and graduate programs. The Society also works with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain one of the highest standards of education in the world.
Iota Iota Iota
Iota Iota Iota, also known as Triota, is the national women's and gender studies honor society. Triota was founded in 1985 at the Metropolitan State University of Denver Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy and has grown to 108 chapters throughout the United States.
Triota strives to maintain the feminist values to encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and supportive academic environments for all students. At our chapter, Gamma Delta, we host community and services events, support initiatives around the county and state, distribute academic feminist research and information, and bring guest speakers to campus community. All events and engagements will be announced ahead of time on our website and social media.
Mu Phi Epsilon
Mu Phi Epsilon's purposes are to recognize scholarship and musicianship and to develop a bond of friendship among members. Its aim is to advance the music in the community, in the nationm and in the world through the promotion of musixianship, scholarship, and music education with an emphasis on service through music.
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
Mercer University's Sigma Upsilon Nu chapter of NRHH recognizes, just as all chapters of NRHH do, the top 1% of student leaders within residence halls. As from Article II of our chapter's constitution. The purpose of this organization shall be a) to provide recognition for those students living in the residence halls who have been of outstanding service and who have provided important leadership in the advancement of the residence hall system and b) to promote activities which encourage leadership qualities in residents at Mercer University." -And that is exactly what we DO! We seek out members that can SERVE their residence hall community by EMPOWERING those around them to thrive on the pillars with which our members build their lives.
National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)
The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Mercer University - Macon was started in 2013. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.
Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 1,762 members who have access to:
• More than $400,000 in scholarships.
• An exclusive NSLS job board.
• A personalized letter of recommendation.
The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.
If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:
• Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
• Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
• Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
• Access to private networking events.
Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit nsls.org to chat with a team member or email email@example.com.
What do I have to do to become inducted?
-> Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace.
Is this recognized on campus?
-> We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 1,762 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.
Nu Rho Psi, Eta Chapter of Georgia
Nu Rho Psi is the national honor society for Neuroscience.
Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. ODK encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by ODK: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, ODK honors and develops through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and a lifelong connection to other members. The Society also champions its ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship.
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes upperclassmen who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members share the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution. Mercer University holds the Alpha Pi Chapter.
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest honor society for first-year college students, with more than 300 chapters and 700,000 inducted members across the country. Lifetime membership is conferred upon first-year students who 1) have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the close of any full-time curricular period during their first year and 2) complete the necessary membership forms. Members are also eligible for scholarships and awards awarded through the national scholarship committee.
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi is more than a line on a résumé. The nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society initiates approximately 30,000 members a year on 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines.
More than 1.5 million members have joined its ranks since Phi Kappa Phi’s founding in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is a global network of the best and brightest, a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for all generations.
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is Mercer University's English Honor Society. We strive to foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing. We support cultural stimulation on Mercer's campus and promote interest in the English language in surrounding communities. We honor achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.
TriBeta Biology Honor Society
Tri-beta is the only biological honor society here at Mercer. We pride ourselves on our commitment to community service and our commitment to gain higher understandings of biology. We strive to share the world of biology with those outside of the society and outside of the major itself through campus-wide lectures and service projects.
Media / Arts
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Antonio Saravia
The Bear Market is a student-run business newsletter that highlights international finance and economic news every quarter.
Collegiate National Association for Music Educators (CNAFME)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world's largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offeres a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. NAfME Collegiate Chapters aid members in networking opportunities and help provide educational resources that will be useful to future music educators.
Mercer Association of Black Journalists
Mercer Association of Black Journalists (MABJ) is an organization that connects journalism students, especially students of color, to come together to network, learn technical skills and get in touch with job opportunities while discussing matters in the field that affect minorities. MABJ is open to students seeking a Journalism major or minor, as well as specializations in related areas such as Media Studies, Communications, Public Relations, and more media-related specializations.
Faculty Advisor: Richard Kosowski
The Mercer Bearitones are a co-ed a cappella music ensemble. Students of any year, major, or experience are welcome to audition. The purpose of the group is to perform and compete a cappella music while allowing the members to grow as musicians. When they're not busy singing and making harmonies, they enjoy midnight jam sessions, cookout runs, board games, memes, and long walks on the beach.
Mercer Music and Lyrics
The Mercer Music and Lyrics club is a group dedicated to the collaborative nature of music and the creativity of Mercer students. The goal is to be a space for artists, producers, and music enthusiasts alike to congregate and work with each other.
The Mercer Players is an organization consisting of students involved in the Mercer Theatre. We have students involved both onstage and backstage. Theatre majors and non-majors are welcome to audition or be involved in the crew!
Mercer Strings Club
President: Emily Bacallao Emily.A.Bacallao@live.mercer.edu
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joshua Rodefer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercer Strings Club is an organization for string musicians on campus, so that students can come together to practice and perform orchestral pieces. The goal of our organization is to create a creative community for string musicians to express themselves through music.
Point B.L.A.N.K Poetry
Point B.L.A.N.K. is a spoken word group that encourages and supposrts writing poetry. We meet once a week for workshops, free writing time, performance practicing, and brainstorming. Our ultimate goal is to create a group that loves beautiful words, apprecites knowledge, and encourages fellow artists.
Public Art Coalition
Faculty Advisor: Creighton Rosental
A grassroots organization connecting the Mercer art community with the Macon art community.
The Cluster is the leading news source for Mercer University and surrounding communities. While The Cluster is subsidized by Mercer's Board of Appropriations, it retains strict editorial autonomy as a student publication under the University's bylaws. Its newsroom is located in the Center for Collaborative Journalism in Mercer Village. The newspaper has won numerous student journalism awards over the years from the Georgia College Press Association, including Best Layout and Design, Best Website, Best Feature Story, and General Excellence. The Cluster's current editor-in-cheif is Emily Rose Thorne and its managing editor is Mary Helene Hall. Visit our website for more information, https://mercercluster.com/.
The Dulcimer Literary Magazine
The Dulcimer is Mercer University's award-winning literary arts magazine. We were named a 2017 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist and a Columbia Scholastic Press Individual Gold Circle award winner in both 2016 and 2017. Since 1966, we have annually published submissions of art and literature by students, faculty, and alumni in an effort to promote an appreciation and love of the arts. Our student staff is involved in the process of selecting submissions for publications and receives training in In-Design to create beautiful layouts for selected pieces. We encourage submissions from all departments, and there are opportunities at the beginning of each academic year to apply for staff positions.
The Mercer Review
The Mercer Review is an academic publication for undergraduate students at Mercer interested in honing their writing capabilities while completing in-depth research in a subject of their choosing. The Mercer Review seeks to publish original content that aims to foster awareness and provide commentary on current significant issues. This is also a platform for students to submit relevant papers previously written for classes. The Mercer Review publishes once a year and primarily focuses on the fields of politics, philosophy, economics, and law; however, the journal is open to reviewing articles written on other subject matters within the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applications open each fall semester.
The Writer's Club
The Writer's Club is for any student who wants to learn more about and practice creative writing. The unexperienced and experienced are both welcome to share and discuss their knowledge. We do activities ranging from writer talks to workshopping pieces. Anyone from fiction writers to playwrights are welcome to join.
African Student Association (ASA)
The purpose of the African Student Association (ASA) is to unite non-African students with students of African descent to educate the students about African culture and tradition. Students can engage and learn about African culture through meetings, cultural events, community service projects, fundraisers, lectures, etc. We hope to enhance the socio-cultural development of the campus through dialogue about African affairs and its relation to the Western World. This organziation is open to students of all races and ethnicities.
Caribbean Students Association
CSA is an organization that strives to be a safe haven for students of Caribbean descent. We strive to provide a safe space where the Caribbean culture can be further explored and showcased. We also aim to teach Mercer students and the greater Macon area about the different aspects of Caribbean culture.
Common Ground is Mercer's official LGBTQ-Straight organization dedicated to building awareness and encouraging discussion of sexuality and gender diversity. As an educational group, Common Ground is open to all people - that's why it's called Common Ground!
International Bears Association (IBA)
International Bears Association creates a welcoming environment and good Mercer experience for international students. This organization is a place for international and domestic students on Mercer's campus to develop friendships with each other and share information about different cultures. Instagram - @mercer.iba
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
LASO is a Latin American culture club. We aim to unite all of our Latino/Hispanic community at Mercer. We plan to have cultural events for everyone at Mercer to experience to get a taste of what our Latino/Hispanic community is all about. Any student is welcome to join us in celebrating and learning about our culture!
Mercer Asian Society and Interest Association (Mercer ASIA)
Mercer ASIA operates as a non-profit organization, multicultural student organization at Mercer University. Mercer ASIA's purpose is to promote diversity to Mercer University, develop a better understanding of the Asian culture, and create long-lasting relationships between members, fellow Mercerians, and the community.
Mercer Masala: A South Asian and Middle Eastern Collaborative
Mercer Masala is a South Asian and Middle Eastern Culture Club. Our goal is to provide students on this campus with a variety of cultural experiences in an effort to spread both awareness and appreciation for the diverse traditions that flourish in those parts of the world.
Mercer Pre-Law Chapter of Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
The purpose of Pre-Law BLSA shall be to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black pre-law students, focus on developing relationships between Black pre-law students and the Black attorneys in the Macon community, instill in Black pre-law students a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community, and encourage Black pre-law students to pursue careers in law and in the judiciary.
Mercer University Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA)
KUSA is a cultural organization where students can learn and share Korean culture throughout school. Cultural events and socials are present during the year to be more aware of the culture of South Korea. Also, the partnership with Mercer on Mission to South Korea helps with volunteer/community service with 3D pringing of the school of the blind. Overall, KUSA aims to bring people together to share and communicate with the culture of South Korea.
Mercer Vietnamese Student Association
Mercer Vietnamese Student Association is a philanthropic club dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Mercer on Mission: Vietnam. The club strives to promote diversity around campus by giving students the opportunity to experience foreign culture and connect with their peers. Monthly student driven events cultivate leadership and organizational skills.
Organization of Black Students
President: Raechelle Raymore Raechelle.I.Raymore@live.mercer.edu
Faculty Advisor: Michele Prettyman
The Organization of Black Students (OBS) works to sponsor cultural, academic, and social activities that will serve the Mercer University community, through events tailored to abolishing stereotypes concerning people of color, addressing social, economic, political as well as cultural issues and progress. Our organization seeks to allow students to express themselves in a welcoming, stimulating and culturally aware environment. We are open to participation from ALL students, and in order to educated students from a multitude of ethnic backgrounds, will no discriminate on any basis.
Pakistani Student Association
Pakistani Student Association is a Mercer University organization that works to bring together Mercer Students interested in learning about the different cultures, ethnicities, and history of Pakistan. Pakistani Student Association, also known as PSA, is strictly a cultural club and does not involve any religious, ethnic, or cultural affiliation to join.
Students Supporting Israel
Students Supporting Israel is a non-partisan pro-Israel organization in which educates students on Israeli and Jewish culture. Anyone is welcome to come, learn, and celebrate with us!
Mercer Maniacs is the student organization that is in charge of supporting out Division 1 Athletic teams at home events and tournaments. We are in charge of the students that paint up at football, the student section at basketball, and the SoCon Trip to Asheville, NC each year for basketball.
QuadWorks is the student governed programming board of Mercer University. Devoted to campus unification, QuadWorks strives to provide culturally diverse and entertaining activities to promote the enrichment of Mercer students, faculty, and staff.
Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization.
Be the Light
President: Jordan Jackson email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Harper
The purpose of Be the Light is to provide tutoring to a vast number of children located near Mercer's campus. We want to build a strong educational foundation for students so they are able to excel in all areas of their studies.
Be the Match
Be The Match Mercer is an organization open to all students interested in serving the Macon and healthcare community. We work with Be The Match which is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. Our main goals are to add new people to the bone marrow registry and spread awareness about blood cancers and bone marrow.
Faculty Advisor: Athea Vanzant
Campus Scouts is an organization dedicated to assisting the local Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia council. Members are able to assist in any way; running programs or camps, in mentor programs, with badges, writing grants, or even assisting staff members. Campus Scouts aims to help Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Shinholster
CLIQUE is a mentoring program for 4th and 5th grade girls in the Macon-Bibb area to provide them with essential skills to aid in their educational pursuits. We are women encouraging confidence personified in the heart and mind of every young girl.
College Prep Club
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Shinholster
The College Prep Club's Mission is to connect Mercer University students with Macon-Bibb county high school students in attempts to facilitate their road to college. Because many of these high school students will be first generation college students, they often lack guidance and resources for both applying and preparing for college.
Our Mercer University student volunteers will provide guidance to these high school students, in areas such as: developing study habits, preparing for the SAT/ACT, crafting scholarship applications, advisement for AP/duel enrollment, and reading their personal statements.
Mercer Chapter of Habitat for Humanity
A community service based organization. Fundraising and service events for the goal of providing affordable homes to people in the community who need it. An effort to be interwined and provide a solution to current issues such as homelessness.
Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club
Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club consists of a group of students that are devoted to furthering knowledge and skills associated with rehabilitation. Our members are students, researchers, and volunteers seeking to share their passion for all things related to prosthetics and orthotics. Members are involved in humanitarian efforts focusing on raising funds and awareness for the Mercer on Mission trip to Vietnam. Funds raised by MPOC are contributed towards medicine (prescription & OTC) as well as charity gifts for the poor/disabled. These supplies are disbursed annually during the summer Mercer on Mission trips. MPOC members include anyone interested in the rehabilitation field, regardless of age, area of study, or past experience.
President: Shelby Ryals firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Shinholster email@example.com
MerServe is Mercer's largest student lead service programming board. It helps build awareness and strengthen the connection between the Mercer and Macon community. MerServe promotes leadership within the board and community through planning and facilitating a variety of meaningful service opportunities for Mercer students. Some of our flagship events include Be a Good NeighBear, Spring Break for Service, Service Saturdays, Lights on After School.
MU Miracle is the largest student-organization at Mercer University, with over $370,000 raised for the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital since founding in 2016. Each yearlong fundraising campaign concludes with our 8 hour culminating event, Bearthon - our organization’s signature Dance Marathon - where students, faculty, and Miracle families come together to celebrate and reflect on the year’s efforts. Each dollar that we raise goes directly to the local Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon GA. Everything we do is to Change Kids Health to Change the World.
The Buddy Bunch
The Buddy Bunch of Mercer University is a student organization dedicated to mentoring as well as serving individuals in Bibb County with intellectual and developmental disabilities, giving them the chance to cultivate meaningful, fulfilling connections, to learn, to advance, and to broaden their horizons while building self-esteem through club mentorship, and inclusive activities. We also aim to raise awareness and advocate for those with disabilities within the community.
Village Mentors at Mercer University
Village Mentors is a volunteer-run division of the NGO Village Book Builders (VBB) which aims to empower individuals through virtual education. Many developing areas face problems such as teacher absenteeism, high teacher to student ratios, lack of school infratructure, and more. The Village Mentors Community works to empower underprivileged children and communities globally through building impactful, scalable learning hubs sustained with volunteer virtual mentors (at $0 cost to the students) to improve global education and quality of life.
The main role of the Mercer Chapter of Village Mentors is to become a bridge between volunteers on Mercer's Campus, the NGO Village Book Builders, and the communities overseas that we serve. We want to empower Mercer studdents to build relationships through virtually mentoring/tutoring children different from themselves by providing them with resources and a community of support. For the time being, our main focuses will be on recruiting mentors and building our network. In the future, we hope to expand into curriculum development for students to usee in tutoring & mentoring sessions as well as fundraising to build a learning hub in one of our partner communities.
W.O.M.E.N. (Women of Minorities Empowering the Neighborhood) is an orginazation that was created in order to educate, mentor, and empower minority females, especially young black girls. This organization consist of a coalition of women, but is not limited to women, in serving females within the Macon-Bibb community. Our plans include making STD testing available to the youth and young adults within the community, tutoring at Hartley Elementary, mental health awareness, and making feminine products accessible to homeless women within the community.
Social Greek Letter Organizations
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi sisters everywhere have the unique privilege of being a part of the "first and finest" secret society for women. ADPi was founded right here in Macon, GA in 1851, and sisters of Mercer’s Beta Sigma chapter have the opportunity to visit the various sites that our founders frequented. On Mercer’s campus, the chapter excels. You will find ADPi sisters involved in every facet of campus life. From athletics to chorus, and from SGA to Admissions, ΑDPi sisters pride themselves in being active members of Mercer’s community. We boast sisters from a wide variety of academic disciplines and hold the award for Highest Panhellenic GPA for 10 consecutive years. Beyond Mercer, ADPis can be seen working and volunteering at many different places, including our national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House. The Beta Sigma chapter is lucky enough to have a Ronald McDonald House only a few blocks away from campus, and we love to drive over and meet the families, cook them dinner, and help clean around the house a bit. Helping to maintain these families' “home away from home” while their children are sick is something we are honored to have the privilege to do. When our sisters have free time, we can be found spending time together on the intramural fields, at one of our formals or mixers, attending Mercer’s athletic events, or relaxing on the ADPi porch. To us, Alpha Delta Pi goes far beyond our four years at Mercer. Through the chaos of college and life, we always know that we have our sisters to rely on and trust to help us become the best versions of ourselves.
Alpha Gamma Delta
More than 100 years ago, eleven influential women founded Alpha Gamma Delta. United by more than Greek letters, these women established a sisterhood that grows stronger each year, fueled by our Purpose. Today, nearly 200,000 women have been initiated into Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity. Mercer’s Gamma Iota chapter was chartered February 27, 1960. Alpha Gam sister Margaret Toy pioneered the first Meals on Wheels, and today, we proudly partner with both Meals on Wheels and Feeding America to serve our philanthropy, Fighting Hunger. This is especially important to the Macon-Bibb community, where food insecurity rates are at 23.2%. Alpha Gams participate in an annual Week of Service, Backpack Buddies, card making, and our campus-wide events like “Mac-n-Cheese with AGD” and our “How Sweet It Is” dessert bar. Our ticket sales and fundraising support our chapter’s title of Jewel Status, an International award we have held for nineteen years! Where else will you find us? Our sisters are Admissions team members, intramural stars, Peer Advisors, Bearly Civil Engineers, MerServe members, fitness class instructors, and even dancing with the Colorguard on gameday. We are study buddies, along with our Academic Excellence Team, keeping members updated on available scholarships, study abroad, tutoring assistance, job interview training, internships, and career counseling. Our chapter is a proud recipient of the “Strive for Pi” Award from International Headquarters, which recognizes chapters that reach a cumulative GPA of 3.14 or higher. Every Spring, our chapter celebrates with an Academic Achievement Banquet recognizing the success of our sisters. And we love to take a break with some socializing, too. Our Skate and Date night, Galentine’s Day, Hockey Night at Macon Mayhem, and Tacky Sweater Gift Exchanges are most memorable. We are the title holder for MU Miracle Penny Wars, and we have won multiple Greek Week and Homecoming events. Our chapter has several Greek Woman of the Year and Greek Advisor awards, as well. For us, being an Alpha Gam is finding your people, growing in service to others, and joining generations of women who joyfully contribute to their communities. We are Loving. Leading. Lasting. Insta: @merceralphagam
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope. As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
Alpha Tau Omega
The Alpha Zeta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was founded at Mercer University in 1880 and seeks to continue developing men of Leadership, Scholarship, Brotherhood, and Character. Alpha Tau Omega is the foremost Leadership Development Fraternity; last year ATO's at Mercer held over 20 offices in outside organizations, including six organizational presidents. Our chapter is also committed to the community, donating over $14,600 and volunteering for more that 4,000 hours of service, which corresponds to around 96 hours per man. The chapter also received the True Merit award which is given nationally to ATO chapters that excel academically, socially, and philanthropically. Out of every farternity on campus, we hold the highest GPA. Alpha Tau Omega is ultimately committed to developing young men while offering a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles.
It all began on April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas. Four young women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism that today bind over 260,000 women. This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women. By 1910, our Fraternity had expanded into every part of the continental United States. Within 15 years Chi Omega chapters spanned the country-from Maine to California, Oregon to Florida, Texas to Illinois. Whenever a new chapter was installed, members in other chapters wore Chi Omega's colors beneath their pins and sent letters of welcome and congratulations.
Here at Mercer University, Psi Gamma strives to make out five founders proud. The Psi Gamma Chapter of Chi Omega has a long and proud hisory on Mercer University's campus. Our chapter received its charter from Chi Omega National Headquarters on December 18, 1943. It was installed by Helen Gordon and had a charter class of 25 members. Psi Gamma has shown its continue appreciation to Mercer University through the contribution of many symbolic gifts, such as an engraved silver punch bowl in 1968, an engraved stone in 1993 commemorating 50 years on Mercer's campus, and an engraved bench commemorating 75 years on Mercer's Campus. We love deeply and laugh always. Psi Gamma doesn't want perfection we want real. insta: @mercerchiomega
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Epsilon Psi, Alpha Mu Colony is one of the newest additions here to Greek Life at Mercer. This fraternity attempts to lead the charge in creating a social, cultural, and service driven rich environment for it's members and the students of Mercer. Our motto is Brother, Discipline, and Commitment and our primary philanthropy is JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 on the campus of Howard University by 22 trailblazing women. The Iota Sigma Chapter was the first NPHC organization chartered on the campus of Mercer University on January 6, 1973 by 10 dynamic women. The Chapter hosts biweekly programs focused on the sorority's five programmatic thrusts: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
President: Harrison Ivins Harrison.William.Ivins@live.mercer.edu
Advisor: Carrie Ingoldsby firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mercer University Interfraternity Council (IFC) promotes scholastic achievement among fraternity chapters at Mercer, provides social, recreational, and civic activities for Mercer fraternity members, and promotes the interraction and cooperation of all fraternities at Mercer.
Kappa Alpha Order
The members of Kappa Alpha Order pride themselves on a tradition of chivalry and of the values of the gentleman. This is reminiscent of a romanticized version of the Knights of the Crusades. This all culminates into a modern college fraternal experience. A member of Kappa Alpha Order strives to offer reverence to both God and women, as described in the motto. Further, the idea that "Excellence is our Aim" further emboldens members to always apply themselves to self-improvement, realizing that you should always continue to strive for excellence. Finally, being that the organization is an Order, members typically have an idea of the above values before joining. Kappa Alpha does not intend to change anyone, rather bond together those men who have these similar values so that they may experience brotherhood, and pursue improvement, with one another.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Alumnum or Chapter Advisor: Daniel Morgan
The Theta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi aims to:
1. Unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of fraternity.
2. Encourage honorable achievement in every Girlf of human endeavor.
3. Promote the spiritual, spcial, intellectual, and moral welfare of members.
4. Assist in the aims and purposes of colleges and universities.
5. Inspire service in the public's interest.
Kappa Sigma is the largest college social fraternity in the world with more than 200,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kappa Sigma was founded at Mercer University on March 8th, 1875. Its members live by its four pillars: fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service. They are taught to be diligent in whatever they do, and their diligence shows on Mercer's campus; last year they raised over $17,000 for the NAVY SEALS Foundation, won Mercer University's Homecoming, had brothers serving on the Student Goverment Association, as Peers Advisors, as Teacher's Assistants, as Research Assistants, and several involved in clubs and intramurals.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Lambda Chi Alpha was founded at Boston University in 1909 and has become one of the largest fraternities in the nation with over 280,000 members and more than 200 active chapters. Colonized in 1947, Lambda Chi Alpha's Zeta-Omega Zeta Chapter was originally chartered in 1950. In 1985 the fraternity lodge, located where what is now the University Center, caught fire and was completely destroyed. Brothers, Alumni, local Fraternities, and national donors pulled together to build a new lodge which stood until May 2000 when Mercer tore down Greek Row in preparation for its replacement, Greek Village, in August 2000. Lambda Chi Alpha celebrated is re-chartering at Mercer in 2001. We also had the honor of initiating the 200,000th brother of Lambda Chi Alpha in 1991. In 2013, Zeta-Omega Zeta hosted Lambda Chi Alpha's Great South Conclave, a leadership conference bringing brothers from various surrounding states. Lambda Chi Alpha's 7 Core Values: (LDRSHIP) -Loyalty -Duty -Respect -Service & Stewardship -Honor -Integrity -Personal Courage Lambda Chi Alpha’s vision to lead a co-curricular Greek movement, predicated on partnership and collaboration amongst the undergraduates, host institutions, alumni and General Fraternity, and offering an experience that focuses on the maturational development of today’s college man. As such, it is the vision of Lambda Chi Alpha to extend itself beyond the traditional social fraternity in practice and principle.
Multicultural Greek Council
The National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) is a collective group of leaders within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community who work together to advocate, collaborate, and educate our members and constituency for the greater good. We represent our member organizations within the fraternal and university communites.
The National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) began in the summer of 2004 when a group of 14 APIDA fraternities and sororities joined together to form the APIDA Greek Alliance (AGA). At Mercer, 2 NAPA organizations, Delta Epsilon Psi and Sigma Sigma Rho, make up the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
National Pan-Hellenic Council
President: E'majah Parson email@example.com
Alumnum or Chapter Advisor: Dr. Ansley Booker
The Naitonal Panhellenic Council Inc. (NPHC) is the umbrella organization for the nine historically African-African American fraternities and sororities. It was organized in May 1930 at Howard Univeristy, Washington D.C. The stated purpose of the orgnaization as written in 1930 is, "Unanimity of thougght and action, as far as possible, in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternites and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations"
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
We are a fraternal organization based on the principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. We believe in service as well as doing more for the community and building campus life.
The Panhellenic Council is composed of representatives from the four sororities on Mercer's campus who are members of the National Panhellenic Conference. Panhellenic's Purpose is to promote unity and cooperation among all Greeks, as well as foster growth and responsibility in the academic, social, emotional, and civic aspect of a college's woman's life by providing various outlets for development in these areas. As an active part of the Mercer and Macon communities, Panhellenic participates in several activities designed to enrich the undergraduate experience.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is a social/service collegiate and professional fraternity founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The fraternity's founders, A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would exemplify the ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service while taking an inclusive perspective to serving the community as opposed to having an exclusive purpose. The fraternity exceeded the prevailing models of Black Greek-Letter fraternal organizations by being the first to establish alumni chapters, to establish youth mentoring clubs, to establish a federal credit union, to establish chapters in Africa, and establish a collegiate chapter outside of the United States. It is also the only fraternity to hold a constitutional bond with a predominantly African-American sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., which was founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The Mercer University chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded in the centennial year of the organization on April 13, 2013. Phi Beta Sigma is a strictly non-hazing organization that abides by the rules and regulations of the state, university, and national headquarters. We are proud members of the NPHC.
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Delta Theta is an International Fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Miami, Ohio. We are the oldest of all the fraternities on Mercer's campus. Phi Delt owns its own Philanthropy with the LiveLikeLou Foundation to fight ALS. ALS has killed hundreds of thousands, including one of our famous brothers in Lou Gehrig. We are proud of our continued support to find the cure. The Mercer University Chapter (Georgia Gamma) of Phi Delta Theta is consistently among the best chapters that phi Delt has to offer at small universities. Our chapter has been a ficture of Mercer's campus for all 148 straight years since our founding in 1872. In Phi Delt every member strives to become the greatest version of themselves. With some of the top brotherhood events, grades, and community service hours on campus we live up to our motto. The Georgia Gamma Chapter has initiated over 1500 men over our time at Mercer's campus. We will continue to help the next generation of Mercer Men succeed in becoming the greatest version of themselves.
Phi Mu was founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. and is the second oldest sorority in the nation. The Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Mu received its charter at Mercer University on December 2, 1938. Phi Mu Fraternity is a vibrant, values-based women's organization. Our purpose is found in the principles of love, honor, and truth. We pursue the interests and purposes of women on collegiate campuses and in our communities. The promise of our mutual efforts is a lifetime of sisterhood. We are individuals, leaders, philanthropists, and friends. Our national philanthropy is Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. As the only sorority corporate sponsor, we are committed to raising over $500,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The money raised and donated by our collegiate chapters is used locally to support one of the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. In total, Phi Mu has contributed over eight million dollars, and countless hours, improving the quality of life for children throughout the country. Our sisters are involved in numerous campus organizations and participate in a multitude of Mercer events. Over the past year, our chapter has taken home many trophies and awards in the following events: Pi Kappa Phi's War of the Roses philanthropy competition, Alpha Tau Omega's Camp for a Cause Competition, Mercer's Stompfest Competition, Mercer's Greek Week competition, and numerous individual awards during the Greek Awards. Phi Mu sisters love to participate in intramural sports on campus! Whether it's on our "fun", "serious", or "co-rec" teams, our sisters know how to win intramural championships! We love our chapter's competitive and fun-loving spirit. Our sisters can also be found spending down-time on campus at Phi Mu's themed mixers and socials with other Greek and non-Greek organizations. Although our chapter has its fun, our sisters make academics a priority. We have weekly Studying with Sisters events, bi-annual scholarship brunches, and even chapter meetings geared towards promoting academics. Our chapter maintains a GPA higher than that of the All Women's GPA on campus as well as the second highest Greek GPA.
Pi Kappa Phi
Pi Kappa Phi has been building better men on Mercer's campus since 1923. From our humble roots at the college of Charleston in South Carolina to over 140 campuses today, Pi Kappa Phi stands for a commitment to fundamental values. Wer are a first class fraternity who firmly believes in the tenets of character, leadership, academics, sportsmanship, and service. These principles are not only valued but instilled through leading edge educational, service, and leadership opportunities that we offer on and off campus. We strive for the pursuit of brotherhood through scholarship, leadership, service and social experiences. Pi Kappa Phi is the only national fraternity that operates and owns its own non-profit philanthropy, the Ability Experience, which is responsible for helping to raise awareness and empathy for the disabled.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon strives to give young men the leadership, scholarship, service and social experiences they need to excel in the walls outside their campus and once they graduate. We firmly believe membership is for life. In addition, we strive to mold our members into gentlemen so they can set an example in today's society.
Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded January 1st 1869 and is a lifelong brotherhood, devoted to our founding principles of Love, Truth, and Honor. In today's modern world, members of Sigma Nu are pushed to be the ideal, modern gentleman. We pride ourselves on academic excellence, personal growth, and service to the community. Sigma Nu is a highly competitive organization in all aspects and we expect the best from every single member.
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a historically South Asian based sorority. Founded on December 10, 1998, by ten Distinguished Ladies at St. John’s University in New York. Sigma Sigma Rho was the first sorority of its kind to be established on the East Coast. The name Sigma Sigma Rho was chosen for this organization because it substantially upholds our motives and goals, which are expressed in Sisterhood, Society, and Remembrance. Sigma Sigma Rho embodies unity amongst women of South Asian descent, strives to serve society on a small and large scale, and holds fast in instilling a sense of pride in the background of each individual sister. Sigma Sigma Rho is a sisterhood of women who have chosen this affiliation to achieve their desired personal development and to act for the betterment of local, regional, national and global communities through the efforts of a network of sisters nationwide. On April 17, 2017, nine women established Sigma Sigma Rho at Mercer University and on May 17, 2019 this establishment was distinguished as The Captivating Chi Chapter. Our philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, and the Chi Chapter regularly volunteers with and raises money for local prevention groups, such as Crisis Line and Safe House. Our sisters have received high honors on Mercer’s campus and nationally within our organization.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is a historically black international Greek Sorority founded Jan. 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University. It's purpose was originally to combat sorority elitism and be a progressive organization dedicated to providing service to those in need. Since it's creation it has become a sorority of firsts, which included but is not limited to: the first NPHC organization to charter a chapter in Africa, the first to centralize its national headquarters, and the first, as well as only, NPHC sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. The Omega Mu Chapter found on Mercer's campus was originally chartered May 26, 1984 then rechartered in April of 2002. The chapter devotes itself in upholding the tenets of the sorority which are: Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finerwomanhood. As well as working in conjunction with several affiliates to the organization such as American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and March of Dimes
Special Interest Advocacy Organizations
Faculty Advisor: Dorothy Buchli
Able Mercer is Mercer University's first offical disability advocacy student organization dedicated to building awareness through social media marketing, fundraising, and partnerships with other organizations. We aim to encourage discussion surrounding disability stigmas, campus accessibility, public policy, resources, and disability training.
Faculty Advisor: Corey Wetzel
Advocating for the mental health and wellness needs of the Mercer community, by empowering students through peer education. Vission and overarching goals: Promote healthy stress management techniques, decrease stigma by increasing awareness and tolerance of mental health issues across the univeristy environment, improve the campus culture so that healthy decision making is considered the norm, make standing up for healthy living fun for all involved, and leading students by exemplifying AWARE's values.
It shall be the purpose of The Cat Appreciation Team to be a place for cat lovers to meet and interact with others who share their love of cats. As well as striving to help and have a positive impact on local cats through community outreach, action, and partnering with local shelters.
GirlUp through the United Nations Foundation at Mercer University is a organization that strives to raise money for girls around the world that have lesser opportunities. "Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, and safe, they transform their communities. When girls stand up for girls in need, they empower each other and transform our world. As the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl." - United Nations Foundation.
Previously known as Greener Mercer, The Green Coalition is a student organization that aims to communicate the reality of the climate crisis, combat eco-anxiety, provide resources to learn and solutions that tackle the root of the problem.
Mercer Allergy Awareness Club
Mercer Allergy Awareness Club’s mission is to make college safer for students with food and environmental allergies by raising awareness in the Mercer community and Bibb county. MAAC was created in 2021 as an advocacy group for the “allergic” and a learning environment for the “non-allergic”. Food allergies affect 8.6% of young adults; therefore, there could be over 400 students with a food allergy among the 5000 undergraduates on Mercer’s Macon campus. The highest incidence of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis occurs among young adults due to risk-taking behaviors such as allergic individuals eating unsafe foods and not carrying/appropriately using epinephrine. Our club strives to help people without allergies understand the implications of living with allergies and train the general student body for emergency interventions such as recognition of anaphylaxis. Some other activities include EpiPen training clinics, educational talks, walkathons, cooking workshops, the Teal Pumpkin Project and much more! We work closely with Mercer Dining Services and the college dietician to improve options on campus for students with food allergies. We also partner with national organizations such as Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in their education and advocacy initiatives.
Mercer International Affairs Organization
The Mercer International Affairs Organization (MIAO) is a student-run group focused on the diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds represented by the Mercer University student body. MIAO strives to educate and inform Mercer’s campus about global issues, as well as to encourage cross-cultural communication and global awareness. As part of this mission, MIAO works to engage students by organizing events such as ethnic dinners and dessert socials, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, service opportunities, and field trips to international events. MIAO hopes to foster a strong community within the Mercer student body that is dedicated to celebrating the world’s cultures while providing education about current international events.
Mercer National Council of Negro Women
The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a council of national African American women's organizations and community-based sections. The Mercer University Collegiate Section of the National Council of Negro Women aims to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
Mercer Relay for Life
Mercer Relay for Life is a student led organization dedicated to helping communities in the fight against cancer. From students to faculty to Bibb county residents, we all want to remember those we've lost, help those affected today, and give us a home team advantage against cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our students are teaming up to make a difference. When we rally together in the fight against cancer, we can accomplish anything.
Mercer Students for Justice in Palestine
Mercer Students for Justice in Palestine (Mercer SJP) is a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members at Mercer University that works to educate the student body of Mercer University and to mobilize various campaigns that support Palestinian Liberation or challenge broad support for violations of Palestinian rights.
Mercer Students for Life
We are a pro-life student organization. Our purpose is to save the lives of innocent children, help women faced with difficult choices, and to defend the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.
Mercer University TEDx
The purpose of TEDx Mercer University to be an organization for students who are devoted to bringing innovation and new ideas to the light. TEDx Mercer strives to support the all of Mercer's student, faculty and alumni's work by featuring their work and innovation. TEDx Mercer strives to integrate the work of different feilds for each of its events.
Mercer URGE (formally known as FORGE) is part of the national organization URGE (uniting for Reproductive and Gender Equity) that seeks to educate and empower others about reproductive and gender justice. The Mercer chapter aims to facilitate activism efforts and education initiatives relevant to the Mercer and Macon communities. All people are welcome.
Mercer Vegan Club
Faculty Advisor: James Stanescu
The Mercer Vegan Club promotes the reduction of animal suffering through education and activisim. Our organization provides a network for vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activisits and volunteers to make being vegan and vegetarian on campus and in Macon easier and more accessible.
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Shinholster
PERIOD at Mercer University is a chapter of the largest youth-run women's non-profit in the U.S., aiming to destigmatize periods through the three pillars of service, advocacy, and education. PERIOD will connect with a women's homeless shelter to donate menstrual hygiene products, organize fundraising events and carry out educational programs aiming to educate people in the community about menstration and using menstrual products.
Special Interest Entertainment Organizations
Ace’s Up Poker Club
Meets once a week to play card games like Black Jack and Poker. No gambling involved.
Animercer is a cultural club about Japanese animation. We get together once a week to watch anime in a group setting to enjoy, discuss, and in general have fun watching all different types of anime. We also have movie nights and occasionally go to conventions such as AWA or Momocon together. Our group is filled with all sorts of people and we would love to have you join us!
Mercer Chess Club
Everything Chess related.
Mercer Gaming Society
It shall be the purpose of Mercer Gaming Society to have a community of various types of gamers, including video games, table top games and card games. We want to provide our members with various events and also times for them to get together and unwind or destress after school. We operate as a not-for-profit organization since our recognition on January 2014.
Special Interest Health-Related Organizations
Community Health and Promotion Scholars (CHAPS)
Community Health and Promotion Scholars is a group that aims to promote healthy behaviors, increase public health awareness, and to provide service to the surrounding underserved communities. CHAPS will allow undergraduate students to find, share, collaborate, and create opportunities to further expand the information and skills of public health.
Mercer Athletic Training Club
The Mercer Athletic Training Club aims to engage students who are interested in sports medicine. The club includes educational, service, and fund raising events. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join. Please contact the president for more information.
Mindful Mercer is an organization focused on helping students achieve their maximun potential and improve their mental state through the practice of mindfulness. We encourage and teach members how to be aware of themselves, their surroundings, and their relationship with others.
Special Interest Political Organizations
Mercer College Republicans
The Mercer University College Republicans Chapter is the official arm of the Georgia Association of College Republicans and College Republican National Committee on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. We strive to raise voting participations amongst our peers as well as support Republican candidates and values across our campus, state, and nation.
Model Arab League
Mercer Model Arab League (MAL) is a mock simulation of the League of Arab States. Students involved in MAL learn valuable diplomacy and negotiation skills, practice public speaking, and gain intimate knowledge of the Arab world. This year (2019-2020) Mercer MAL will be representing the Republic of Iraq at both regional and national conferences.
President: Tessa Gebert Tessa.M.Gebert@live.mercer.edu
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Shinholster Shinholster_la@mercer.edu
Mobilize Mercer is a non-partisan, student-driven voting initiative that is focused on raising voter awareness and participation on Mercer's campus. In 2016, efforts will be put forth by this group to win the SoCon Votes competition.
Network of Enlightened Women (NeW)
The Network of Enlightened Women is the premier organization for conservative university women. NeW educates young women on conservative ideas, cultivates a community in which to discuss and strengthen these ideas and emboldens young women to speak out on campus and in their communities. We expand intellectual diversity at universities by empowering conservative women to stand up for their beliefs. NeW is educating and training the next generation of conservative women leaders
Students for Liberty
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Saravia
Students for Liberty is an international libertarian non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty".
Young Democrats of Mercer University
The purpose of the Young Democrats of Mercer University to: engage young people in the political, economic, and social affairs of the United States government; to recruit, organize, and train new members of the Democratic Party; to help acquaint potential voters on the candidates and the issues they represent; and to help Democrats get elected at the state and local level.
Special Interest Social Organizations
President: Andrew Holland Andrew.Stephen.Holland@live.mercer.edu
Faculty Advisor: Bobbi Box firstname.lastname@example.org
A fun club that allows Mercer students to have the opportunity to try intense thrills and athletic events, such as paintball and fun runs
Tea and Coffee Societea
President: Lucas Davis email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Charlotte Thomas Thomas_CC@mercer.edu
Come drink Tea and Coffee with us! We meet in the Pod lounge on the first floor of the Connell Student Center Monday and Friday at 6pm to have tea, coffee, and a good conversation. All types of tea and coffee are welcome.
Special Interest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Organizations
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bob Allen
HackMU is an organization of creators. We aim to promote and expand the hackathon community at Mercer University and Computer Science education in Macon. A hackthon is an invention marathon. Programmers, designers, and people interested in technology come together to learn and solve a problem. Our organization is open to all majors as we need various types of support in hosting Mercer's first ever hackathon.
Mercer Car Club
The Mercer Car Club serves as Mercer’s hub for all car, truck, and other motor vehicle enthusiasts on campus- (no car required! All are welcome!). Car Club offers students a close family of car enthusiast friends, a full mechanic’s garage with over 1000 tools/machines, opportunities to participate in automotive events, learn about complex car maintenance/design, and assist in maintaining the Mercer mascot Roadster and GMC Truck.
Mercer Robotics Club
A student-operated club for people to come and partake in exciting robotics-related projects like 3d printers, cnc machines, drones, battle bots, etc. There are no club fees!
President: Philip Roysden Philip.Wesley.Roysden@live.mercer.edu
Fsculty Advisor: Robert Gill firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a team members looking to build a miniature F1 style vehicle for the Formula Society of Automotive Engineering (FSAE) competition. From the support of our manufacturing labs, we can prototype and manufacture our inhouse designs through welding, computerized CNC’s, lathes, mills, 3D prints, fiber composites, and fabrication methods. We operate on industry standard design softwares like Solidworks, ANSYS, Excel, and Inventor. No matter the major we are all people who love cars and want to build a racecar.
MU Touch3D Club
President: Jacob Vick Jacob.Brian.Vick@live.mercer.edu
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sinjae Hyun Hyun_S@mercer.edu
This organization's main goal is to provide support for the Touch3D yearbooks for the blind. These yearbooks are the first of its kind in the world and our goal is to get as many people involved with this project as possible. Other goals of this club is to teach students from all disciplines how to use 3D scanners, 3D modeling software, and 3D printers.