Objectives

Scholarship

We assist minority students in achieving the highest scholarship possible by providing tutoring and other academic resources.

Community

We promote a sense of community by providing programming that enables the Samford community to grow and learn together.

Pride

We foster a sense of pride in self and the Samford community by helping students, faculty, and staff recognize their investment in the university and the university’s investment in them.

Organizations

  • African Students’ Association
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Chinese Student Scholars Association
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
  • Gospel Choir
  • Hispanic Law Students Association
  • International Club
  • Latino Student Organization
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • R.A.N.S.O.M. College Ministry
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association
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Diversity Action Plan

Task Force on Racial Justice

In 2020, Samford’s Task Force on Racial Justice was formed to assist the university in fostering positive, enduring changes in campus culture and existing systems so that racial justice may become a known attribute of the institution.

Diversity Action Plan

As a follow-up measure to the work of the Task Force on Racial Justice, Samford launched the Diversity Action Planning Committee (DAPC) in 2021. The committee was tasked with developing a plan to implement the recommendations of the Task Force’s final report to create a more durable and accountable process to implement the report’s recommendations.

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Our Team

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Denise J. Gregory
Associate Provost for Student Success and Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry
326 Beeson Hall
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Jenée Spencer
Director of Diversity Education and Development
Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
323 Beeson Hall
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Cameron Thomas
Director of Diversity Enrichment and Relations
Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
322 Beeson Hall

Latest News

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Samford Observes Disability Awareness Month
The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives intends to celebrate this month in the academic year, so that the Samford community has an opportunity to draw special emphasis and recognition together.  
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Meet This Year’s Ragland Scholars
Meet this year’s class of Samford’s Ragland Scholars, the cohort experience which aims to orchestrate an intentional learning community connecting multi-cultural student leaders with an enhanced Samford experience.  
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Samford’s Ministry Training Institute Expands Reach
Samford University’s Ministry Training Institute (MTI) launched a new initiative this fall with the establishment of three new locations to serve the Hispanic community.