Published on April 24, 2023  
Samford Gives Back Students 2023

Each year, the annual Samford Gives Back event connects hundreds of volunteers with local community partners for a day of service and engagement. Coordinated by Samford University’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, this year’s event on March 18 mobilized 534 students and involved 25 different organizations across the Birmingham area.

“This day is important, since Samford Gives Back 2023 provided an opportunity to integrate the vision, mission, and goals of the university in our annual campuswide day of service,” said Sandra Wilson, the interim project coordinator for Samford Gives Back. “Our students served wholeheartedly with many community partners in a meaningful way and exemplified faith and leadership.”

This year’s theme was “Love with Action, Love in Truth” from 1 John 3:18.

“Samford students and I were inspired by the ministry of Jesus Christ to lead in discipleship, as He served others in love and truth. It was a very humbling experience to share and support the community alongside outstanding Samford students,” Wilson said.

The students represented 27 campus organizations, which are listed below. Employees and alumni also participated.

  • Ambassadors
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • American Pharmacist Association
  • Catholic Student Association
  • Chi Omega
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship
  • Kappa Delta
  • McWhorter P1 Class of 2026
  • Pre-Pharmacy Club
  • Sam Gogh
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Dietetic Association
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Association
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Circle K International
  • Samford’s Association Nursing Students
  • Sigma Nu
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Office of Greek Life
  • Panhellenic
  • Phi Mu
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Black Student Union
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Micah Fellows
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.