Samford University


December 20, 2010

Our Story

 Perhaps you've seen Terry Magill and Arthur Fluker making a positive difference at Samford.  They are members of our staff who serve as painters, restoring majesty to many of our neglected spaces on campus.  Last week, however, they doubled as good neighbors.  In the rush of noontime traffic on a street in Homewood, they were observed--wearing their Samford uniforms--as they connected the battery cables to help a stranded motorist start his car.    


The world is better because our people understand that Christ asked us to be good neighbors.  

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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