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 to the first 35 students who register in Bulldog Central. The registration link will be available in the Campus Connection on the Friday before each lunch event.

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.

Nominate a Student Leader