Leadership Programs

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement hosts a variety of leadership programs and provides resources for both organizations and individuals.

Leadership Lunch Series

Leadership Lunches are a monthly lecture series intended to provide leadership training to Samford students through a 30-minute, seminar-style presentation. It is our hope that these presentations are interactive and encourage open dialogue among participants. Free lunch will be provided for the first 40 students who register each month.

  • September 19, 2018 
  • October 24, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • February 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019

Fall Break Retreat

The fall break retreat takes place Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8th at Smith Lake in North Alabama. Selected participants will stay in a rental home with 2 Samford staff members. The cost of the trip for students is $60 and will cover lodging, all meals, and the MBTI® Step II instrument. There are only 10 spaces available for this retreat. If more than 10 applications are received, a waiting list will be maintained. Applications close on Thursday, September 21st.

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Leadership Conference Fund

The purpose of the Leadership Conference Registration Fund is to provide unique opportunities for individuals to deepen their personal growth through attending a leadership or faith-based conference. Applicants must be full-time undergraduates with a minimum cumulative and current GPA of 2.75 in good standing. Conferences must be non-Greek, non-academic leadership conferences that align with Samford’s mission. Applications for the Leadership Conference Registration Fund are due four weeks before the conference’s Early Registration Date.

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Consulting Services

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement employees both full-time staff and student assistants to provide support for student organizations, groups, or classes for the following:

  • CliftonStrengths Assessment
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • General leadership training
  • OrgSync management

Please contact lead@samford.edu, to learn more or schedule a session.

Leadership Awards

Leadership and Service Convocation

Each spring, Samford recognizes the outstanding contributions of student leaders at Leadership and Service Convocation. Four university awards are presented during this ceremony, as well as the Luke 2:52 Award, Shelton Community Service Awards, and two Omicron Delta Kappa Awards.

Student Leader Spotlight

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement seeks to recognize Samford students for their outstanding contributions to campus and community through the Student Leader Spotlight program.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate student leaders by submitting the form. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis and a committee will select one or two students for each month’s spotlight. Nominations must be submitted by the end of the month to be considered for recognition the following month. For example, nominations submitted by February 28 will be considered for March's Spotlight.

Nominated students are not required to hold “official” leadership positions. The purpose of the spotlight is to recognize students who may not receive recognition otherwise. The committee is looking for students who have recently demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus or in the community. Depth and intentionality of leadership, as well as uniqueness of the student's contribution, will be considered when selecting spotlight recipients.

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