Mercer University is a private, coeducational university in Macon, Georgia. The university has about 8,000 students. It was founded in 1833. The current president of the university is William D. Underwood.
The athletics teams of the university are called the Bears. They have 19 varsity teams that mostly compete in the Southern Conference (SoCon). Two women's sports that are not sponsored by the SoCon, beach volleyball and lacrosse, play in the Atlantic Sun Conference.