SAVE: Sleuths Against Violence through Engagement
Mercer University does not tolerate sexual discrimination or sexual violence and has policies in place to address situations when they occur.
Students may report violations of policy to a range of individuals (see brochure)
Unlike Georgia law, Mercer defines consent in the context of sexual activity. This definition would apply in any instances in which the college is investigating and hearing a case of an alleged policy violation.
The standard of evidence in disciplinary hearings is the Preponderance of the Evidence (more likely than not), which is a lower threshold than what is required in a criminal case.
Students may access their location-specific brochure to identify counseling services if they wish to discuss potential violations or trauma confidentially.
Mercer encourages students to consider effective strategies and safe interventions to help reduce the risk for violence and help maintain a safe and healthy community
For further information about Bystander Intervention, please click here.
For further information about Prevention & Risk Reduction Strategies, please click here.
Statements, Definitions, and Compliance Support Brochure (click on link to download)
Please use this page to access SAVE brochures specific to your Mercer University Campus:
Engaged Bears Brochure - Atlanta (click on link to download)
Pronounced "chee gung".
According to the National Qigong Association, this "Moving Meditation" reduces stress, promotes calm, balance, and rejuvenation.
Julie Cannon, with Mercer Atlanta CAPS, is a certified Qigong instructor. She has led classes for the first time this past fall and is planning new classes for Spring 2018.
If you have any questions, contact Julie by phone: (678) 547-6060.
Julie held a Qigong class outside on the Quad during
Mental Health Awareness Week in October.
Open your mind. Manage your stress. Learn mindfulness practices and meditation.
Organized by Mercer Atlanta CAPS counselors, Mindfulness groups are organized at different times during the school year for Mercer students.
These groups meet four times over a 4 week period.
Contact Bates Canon to learn about future sessions or to ask questions.
He is available via phone, (678) 547-6060.
Mercer CAPS worked together with Mercer SNPhA to host a Mental Health Awareness Week on Mercer's Atlanta campus in October 2017.
Each day, a different event was held: art therapy, DIY stress balls, mental health trivia, Qigong on the Quad, and a Refugee Health Fair.