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Get involved within the Office of Academic and Advising Services by pursuing one of the many leadership opportunities. These experiences supplement the curricular learning environment by further developing student leadership, mentorship, and academic excellence.


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Alpha Epsilon Delta National Honor Society>>

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Pre-Professional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and others. The Society welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career.  AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community. Dr. Carol Bokros
Assistant Director, Pre-Health Professions Programs

Orientation Leadership Team>>

The Orientation Leadership Team (OLT) has a tremendous opportunity to give back to Mercer by positively affecting orientation programming as it relates to first-year students.  Working with the Office of Academic and Advising Services, OLT has the unique capability to help shape the orientation program, provide feedback on the program's current strengths and areas of improvement, mentor and guide Peer Advisors (PAs), and implement Summer Orientations, Transfer Orientation, and Bear Beginnings.

Amanda Carls
Assistant Director, New Student Programs

Peer Advisor Program>>

Peer Advisors (PAs) are the cornerstone of first-year programs at Mercer University.  A PA is a resource, a mentor, a guide, a support, and friend to first-year students.  The PA role is a volunteer position, working with all orientation programs, including Summer Orientation, Opening Day, Bear Beginnings, a UNV 101 course, and Spring Orientation.  PAs have the unique opportunity to interact with incoming students and their families throughout the summer and fall.
Amanda Carls
Assistant Director, New Student Programs

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society>>

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.

Tony Kemp
Senior Associate Director,
Academic and Advising Services