Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-11-19
Samford University Community Service Council will hold a “Cardboard
Campout” Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 18-19, from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. to
raise awareness for homeless people and others with few resources.
“Students are encouraged to come and sleep out on the quad in a
cardboard box, and to bring a blanket or jacket to use for the night
that could then be donated to a local shelter,” said student Molly
Jayne, Community Service Council president.
“We hope this will be an eye-opening experience for Samford students,” she said.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.