Samford University


February 22, 2010

Our Story

Our colleague, Emily Hynds, went straight for the basket with her own Monday Mission a few minutes ago, so I'm making a last-minute play change.  When she said "our men's basketball team has had quite a difficult season," it was an understatement.  Tonight is Senior Night.  In addition to honoring our senior student-athletes, we'll also honor the memory of Jim Griffin, who died last September.  Jim's family will be present to receive a resolution from our Board of Trustees.  Let's join Emily Hynds and her friends tonight at the Pete Hanna Center.


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Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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