Student Leadership & Involvement
The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement seeks to transform students and communities by promoting and practicing the thoughtful integration of faith, learning, leadership and service.
The office provides support for Samford’s Student Government Association and undergraduate student organizations, offers leadership and community service programming, and coordinates the university’s annual leadership and service convocation. For more information, contact Laura Breedlove, director.
Student Government Association+
The Student Government Association represents and promotes student interest in the decision-making process of Samford University by cultivating and maintaining leadership among students. The SGA also develops, coordinates, and executes activities and services for the benefit of the students.
The Student Government Association is organized into five branches that provide a wide range of opportunities for student involvement. Each one of the branches is presided over by a member of the Student Executive Board (SEB).
Student Executive Board includes the SGA student body president, vice president of Senate, vice president of development, vice president for events, press secretary, chief justice, chief of staff, treasurer, and chaplain.
Class officers are elected by their peers to represent the needs and interests of their respective classes.
Freshman Forum is a leadership development program for first-year students at Samford. Students are selected to participate at the beginning of fall semester.
Presidential Advisory Council
Presidential Advisory Council is comprised of student leaders from across campus. PAC members meet with the SGA president and chief of staff once a month to share news and information and to discuss ways to improve Samford’s campus.
Senate serves as the “voice” of Samford students, allocating funds to student organizations and initiating resolutions that seek to create positive change on campus.
Student Activities Council
Student Activities Council plans and executes campus-wide events and programs throughout the year, including Welcome Back Week, Homecoming, Miss Samford Scholarship Pageant, Lighting of the Way, Spring Fling, and Thursday night concerts in Harry’s Coffeehouse.
Student Judiciary Council
Student Judiciary Council hears and reviews student violations of Samford’s Code of Values.
Traffic Appeals Council
Traffic Appeals Council reviews and resolves traffic appeals submitted by students.
Student Leader Spotlight+
The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement seeks to recognize Samford students for their outstanding contributions to campus and community through the Student Leader Spotlight program.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate student leaders by submitting the form. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis and a committee will select one or two students for each month’s spotlight. Nominations must be submitted by the end of the month to be considered for recognition the following month. For example, nominations submitted by February 28 will be considered for March's Spotlight.
Nominated students are not required to hold “official” leadership positions. The purpose of the spotlight is to recognize students who may not receive recognition otherwise. The committee is looking for students who have recently demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus or in the community. Depth and intentionality of leadership, as well as uniqueness of the student's contribution, will be considered when selecting spotlight recipients.
- Trey Perdue, first-year law student—Nominated by Jordan Thompson
- Fernanda Herrera-Vera, sophomore international relations major—Nominated by Caroline Janeway
- Adele Bowler, junior communication studies major—Nominated by Sandi Prater
- Michaela Reesor, senior journalism/mass communication major—Nominated by Betsy Emmons
- Lauren Hughes, sophomore education major—Nominated by April Robinson
- Carson Kennedy, sophomore journalism/mass communication major—Nominated by Teddy Champion
- Melody Martinez, senior human development and family science major—Nominated by Carlos Aleman
- Matthew Arnwine, junior engineering physics major—Nominated by Colin Coyne
- Fran Grappe, second-year pharmacy student—Nominated by Jeremy Bujan
- Nicole Poland, junior history major—Nominated by Kelsey Hall
- Hannah Reynolds, senior psychology major—Anonymous nominator
- Rachel Brown, senior psychology major—Anonymous nominator
- Hope Wendel, freshman nursing major—Nominated by Carlos Aleman
- Ashley Core, third-year pharmacy student—Nominated by Dee Dugan
- Matt Zeiser, senior communications studies major—Nominated by Charlotte Brammer