Welcome to the Samford University Parents Association! When your student enrolls at Samford, you automatically become a member of the Samford Parents Association. It is our hope you will do more than be a member. We hope you will become an active member and partner.
Your involvement has a significant impact in two areas. It contributes to your student's success. Students whose parents are informed and involved tend to have a higher degree of academic and social success. Your involvement and partnership also contribute to the continued success of the university.
How can you be involved? First, read through the Get Involved page and tell us the areas that best fit your interests. This information allows us to alert you to opportunities tailored just for you whether it be something like hosting Samford events in your area, connecting Samford students to job opportunities, or gathering with other Samford parents in your area to pray for the university.
Get involved in a local parent chapter if there is one in your area. If there's not one in your area, help us start one. This year, we are launching chapters in Birmingham, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, and Louisville, with one simple goal--to connect Samford parents in an area to each other and to the university. If you'd like to be connected to one of these chapters, let us know. We'll be glad to put you in touch with Samford parents where you live.
You can help us grow the family by identifying future Bulldogs. Samford parents are some of our most effective and credible recruiters, and we appreciate the ways you connect prospective students with our Office of Admission. Share your family's Samford story with prospective students and their families.
Attend Samford events throughout the year. This is a great way to connect with the university, meet other SU parents and administrators, and, of course, get to know your student’s friends. Events you don't want to miss include tailgating on the Quad prior to home football games, Homecoming, Family Weekend, arts productions, Step Sing, and athletic events. We encourage you to visit campus often!
Keep up with university news and information by staying informed. We commit to providing consistent, up-to-date information through emails, the Web site, and through social media. We also ask you to let us hear from you when you have questions, concerns about your student, or suggestions on the ways we can better serve you.
Finally, when and if you are able, consider giving financially to Samford in order to help make the Samford dream a possibility for deserving students now and in the future. Tuition alone covers about 60 percent of the Samford experience. The university depends on gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the University to make up the difference. Your gift, regardless of the amount, continues to make Samford a reality for many students.
Parents have much to offer, and we are grateful for your partnership with Samford through the Parents Association.