Just Curious: What is Mercer University’s Real Talk?


Real Talk is a fairly new thing to become apart of Mercer’s undergraduate campus.

It started in the fall 2017 and has featured many of Mercer’s faculty and staff. Every event hosts a speaker who talks to students about the struggles and real life issues they have faced in the past.

“It’s meant to normalize the challenges that students face on campus,” said Assistant Director of Student Success, Emily Halstead, “we know every student encounters challenges in college.”

Real Talk started as a conversation between the Office of Student Success and the Office for Research that Reaches Out. The two offices came together after listening to the voices of students in a focus group who were polled about what they would like to see on campus.

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