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 more about...
Strategies for risk prevention and intervention, please click here.
Reporting violence, abuse, or stalking and understanding consent, please click here.
Contact the Atlanta CAPS office for more questions about programs offered to Mercer students: (678) 547-6060.
You may also contact the Associate Dean of Students' Office for more information: (678) 547-6824.
Contact Bates Canon of Atlanta CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) for information about past events: (678) 547-6060.