Samford University


April 9, 2012

Our Story

 Last month, in the room whereChristopher Columbus asked Queen Isabella for support, Samford studentsparticipated in the closing ceremony for a Model United Nations simulation,hosted by the University of Salamanca.  During the conference, everymember of the Samford team received personal awards.  Serena Simoni,Samford political science faculty member and advisor for the group, said thatthe conference organizers noted that the Samford team was "the mostwell-prepared by far." 


The world is better becauseSamford students are preparing for world-changing careers.

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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