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Student Organizations

Co-curricular involvement is an important aspect of a total education. Samford University students are encouraged to select from more than 100 honor, religious, professional, educational, service and social student organizations.

Please call (205) 726-2763, Office of the Assistant Dean for Campus Life, or visit University Center 110 if you have any questions or need assistance locating an organization that is right for you.

Organizational Behavior

Organizations are expected to comply with the stated values of the university. Organizational behavior that does not comply with the spirit and the letter of the stated values may cause the organization to be cited for a value violation. Sanctions may be placed on organizations, including reprimand, fines, community service, loss of privilege, restitution, probation, suspension, and expulsion. An organization believed to be in violation of a university value will be given an opportunity to present its side of the story before a decision is rendered. The hearing and sanctioning will be administered by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Assistant Dean for Campus Life, the University Values Advocate or the Values Council.

Greek organizations are held accountable for upholding the executive guidelines, organizational policies, as well as university values. Greek organizations that operate under the Interfraternity Council [IFC], National Pan-Hellenic Council [NPHC] and Panhellenic Council [PHC] guidelines, may be subject to disciplinary sanctions applied by those entities in addition to university sanctions.

Students entrusted with leadership positions on campus should be familiar with the Samford Code of Values and are expected to demonstrate behavior consistent with the Code of Values. Any student leader exhibiting behavior inconsistent with the Code of Values may be subject to removal from their leadership position and adjustment of any Samford financial assistance accompanying the position. These leadership roles include, but are not limited to, officers in campus organizations, Resident Assistants, Connections Leaders, Orientation Leaders, Ambassadors, Student Recruitment Team, student-athletes, University Fellows, Beeson and Presidential Scholars.

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