Syllabus Statements

The following syllabus statements apply to all course syllabi at Mercer University.

Academic Integrity and the Honor System

Academic integrity at Mercer University is preserved and promoted through the Honor System. The Honor System demands of each student the responsibility for honesty and assumes the responsibility that each student will report any violations of the Honor Code. Each student is personally responsible for knowing the rights and obligations as set forth in the Honor System and expected to cooperate completely and participate fully in the Honor System. Procedures are outlined in the specific handbooks and available on the Provost’s website at

[Instructors may choose to add information about their specific course assignments and activities.]

Access and Accommodations

Students with a history or newly documented disability visible or invisible or who had an IEP or 504 Plan due to ADHD/ADD, visual or hearing impairments, Chronic Health Condition (ex. diabetes, seizures, cancer, or other medical condition), pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, a medical condition related to pregnancy, mobility impairment, learning disability, or a mental health concern (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.) should contact the Access and Accommodation Office (AAO) ( to complete the verification process to become approved for necessary accommodations and services.

In order to receive accommodation, each term students will submit a Semester Request for faculty notification forms through the AAO online system Accommodate. Students are required to meet with each professor (during office hours or by appointment) in a timely manner to discuss implementation of accommodations. Students receiving accommodation for the administration of exams will receive instructions from the course faculty as to the time and location for their exam if different than class time.

Note – Disability accommodation or status is confidential and is not reflected on academic transcripts.

Students with a history of a disability, perceived as having a disability, or with a current disability who do not wish to use academic accommodations are also strongly encouraged to complete the verification process with the Access Office.

Students must request accommodation in a timely manner to receive accommodations in a timely manner. Please know accommodation is not retroactive.

Contact information: for information, email, Macon office 478-301-2810, and Atlanta office 678-547-6823

Mental Health and Wellness

Mercer University faculty and staff recognize that mental health concerns can impact academic performance and interfere with daily life activities. Because stress is a normal part of the college experience, learning to manage stress effectively is crucial to your well-being and overall success. Please notify your faculty member or academic advisor for academic assistance, as needed. The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Office can also provide support if you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, lost, or are struggling with personal issues. Please call or visit the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website for more information. These services are free and confidential, and support non-traditional, graduate, and undergraduate students. Students may access CAPS at the location of their academic program: MACON – Counseling Center (#21 on the campus map, behind the MEP residential complex), 478-301-2862; ATLANTA (215 Sheffield Student Center), 678-547-6060. Students at Regional Academic Center and other locations may obtain assistance in finding local services by contacting the CAPS Office nearest them, and Henry and Douglas RAC students may utilize, 866-640-4777, and may learn more at the Atlanta CAPS website. We also encourage students to call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Line if needed.

Sexual Misconduct /Title IX Reporting

Mercer University is committed to providing an educational and workplace environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct. If you (or someone you know) have experienced any form of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender discrimination or harassment, sexual exploitation, or stalking, know that help and support are available. Mercer University strongly encourages all members of the community to seek support and report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office. You may contact the Title IX Coordinator at 478-301-2788 or at or learn more by visiting All Mercer University employees are required to disclose information about suspected or alleged sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office. If the Title IX Office receives information about an incident, they will reach out to provide information on your options, rights, and supportive measures that are available to you as a member of the Mercer University community.

Office for Student Success

The Office for Student Success supports students from their initial enrollment through graduation. The Office serves as a consolidated resource to support students’ continued enrollment through graduation at Mercer University. Students can schedule individual success appointments for support with any concern including time management, resolving holds, study skills, and financial concerns with the Office for Student Success through their Student Success Portal or by emailing

Posted August 18, 2023