If you’ve visited our campus, then you’ve met a Mercerian. Probably several. And you probably noticed there’s something that makes us stand out. It might be the way we smile and say hi. It might be the way we serve our neighbors, both near and far. It might be the way we enthusiastically talk about our research or the way we carry ourselves with a sense of school pride everywhere we go.
At Mercer, we are fiercely loyal to the orange and black. It defines who we are.
We are leaders.
“At Mercer, we all push each other to reach our maximum potential. Simply said – we are one big family, and I’m proud to be part of a family who embraces change and values different perspectives.”
We are legacies.
“Being a Mercerian means being part of a group of people who are committed to making our world a better place for all of God’s children to live together in peace, in harmony, and in love. The Mercer spirit is the spirit of service, the spirit of reaching out to your fellow man, the spirit of generosity, and the spirit of commitment – all of those combined.”
We are maniacs.
“A true Mercer Maniac wants to cheer loud and support their fellow Mercerians. I paint up for sporting events because it’s fun to get out of my comfort zone, and it’s a great way to make friends. My favorite memory as a Maniac would have to be when we upset Chattanooga in football my freshman year. The crowd brought so much energy, and you could tell the team was feeding off of it.”
We are mentors.
“When we moved to Macon as freshmen many years ago, Mercer became our home. As our family searched for jobs after graduate school, Mercer felt like a natural fit—we found ourselves back home. Now, as we teach, advise, and guide students in their academic pursuits, Mercer is our home for work, life, community, and professional growth.”
We are advocates.
“I personally serve because I love the feeling I get when I am able to make a difference in someone’s life. I think Mercerians are so passionate about service because we know we have the knowledge and resources to help our community and to improve the lives of others. I cannot say enough how proud I am to be an active member of the Mercer community as well as the Macon community.”
We are athletes.
“I love having the student section with us at football and basketball games! The fans add a lively dynamic to the atmosphere that keeps the games fun and exciting to watch. I know our players appreciate seeing our fans in the stands, too.”
We are visionaries.
“Mercerians truly care about making a difference. We hold fast to our beliefs and welcome varying perspectives from those around us. Mercerians are passionate about what we are involved in, and that’s something you can’t teach. We don’t sit back and watch. We get in and get our hands dirty if we have to. The atmosphere at Mercer pushed me to find my passion and pursue it.”
We are community.
“I think being here helps keep me young. And when I see all the new students come in every year, I get to listen to them and talk to them. I love it. We still have customers who come back to see us, who write to us, who talk to us on Facebook or Instagram. Former students drop in and say hey. If they’re passing through Macon, they stop. And I love it.”
We are Mercerians. Are you?