Samford University


October 24, 2011

Our Story

 This weekend, in the 20th minute of play in the match, Adrianne Mancino scored a goal against Georgia Southern, which proved enough to earn the regular-season Southern Conference championship for our soccer team.  It was a great win, but there are other reasons to celebrate the work of these student-athletes.  For instance, in the most recent Academic Progress Ratings from the NCAA, measuring their scholastic success, the members of our team scored 993 points out of 1,000.  They are champions on the soccer field and in the classroom. 

The world is better because Samford student-athletes exceed expectations. 


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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