Samford University

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November 23, 2009

Our Story

This past Saturday we hosted 800 guests on campus for the largest Preview Day in our history.  Given the fact that a majority of Preview Day attendees enroll as students at Samford, these events are of great importance to the institution.  The prospects and their parents were effusive in their praise for the faculty and staff they met throughout the day--and they saved their greatest superlatives for the Samford students they encountered, especially the members of our Student Recruitment Team.  They represented us very, very well.

The world is better because of the competence and enthusiasm of our students.

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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