Samford University


November 10, 2008

Our Story

Two years ago, as a part of our reaffirmation process for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, we embarked on a new design for our honors program for undergraduates.  We accepted our first cohort into the program this fall, 40 students who bring with them the intelligence and grit to make a positive difference in all areas of life.  Today we will host prospects (and their parents) for the 2009 cohort for get-acquainted sessions on the campus.  Please let them know that we are glad that they are here.


The world is better because of our University Fellows, present and future.

Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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