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.
Intro to IMPACT (i2i) Welcomes Class of 2026
As a companion to the IMPACT Peer Mentoring Program, I2I is an early orientation that allows first-year students of color participating in the program to move into their campus housing about a week prior to their classmates arriving. Once settled, the students and their families are invited to gather for a Family Welcome.
Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives Annual Report, 2021-2022
The goal of the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives (ODII) is to advance efforts that engage the Samford community in multicultural curricular and cocurricular development, and promote campus events that enhance cross-cultural initiatives and celebrate diversity and inclusion while promoting respect for others.
Samford Welcomes Back David Presley
Presley is hitting the ground running, ready to take on the challenges ahead and see results.
Samford Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 in honor of the independence anniversaries for several Latin American countries, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras.
Samford Celebrates Juneteenth
Juneteenth, celebrated annually in the United States on June 19, is the oldest commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, Samford University celebrates its significance in our nation’s history.
New Scholarship Provides Support for Underrepresented Business Students at Samford
The Isaiah T. Gresham Endowed Scholarship, established in January 2022, will support students who are underrepresented at Samford, those who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantages, or those who are the first-generation in a family to attend college.
Samford to Host 2022 Diversity Forum
Join us in this opportunity to learn and network with other P-12 and higher education professionals to share ideas regarding diversity in education
Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Diversity Faculty Fellowship
The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives is pleased to announce the Diversity Faculty Fellowship and is accepting applications for its inaugural fellow for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
Impacting Future Leaders: A Conversation with James Jefferson
Samford University’s IMPACT program led by the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives promotes a successful social and academic experience to underrepresented groups on campus.
Robin D. Snyder Endows Fund in Support of Ragland Scholars Program for Samford Multicultural Students
The Robin D. Snyder Endowed Fund in support of the Ragland Scholars was established in December 2021 with gifts totaling $25,000 from Robin Snyder, a former professor in Samford University’s Art Department who served the university for 32 years.
Samford Appoints Tyshawn Gardner to Lead Preministerial Scholars Program
Gardner currently serves as the senior pastor of the Plum Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as the vice president for student affairs at Stillman College, and as adjunct faculty at the University of Alabama and at Samford's Beeson Divinity School.