Samford University


October 27, 2008

Our Story

Samford alums from around the world returned to the campus this past weekend for Homecoming.  Hundreds of those graduates were present for a reunion of our A Cappella Choir and to celebrate their friendship with retired dean, conductor and professor Dr. Gene Black.  In the concerts on Friday and Saturday, their powerful voices echoed throughout the Wright Center as they joined with current students in singing Beautiful Savior.  These men and women are advocates for the arts across the globe.  They are leaders in churches, schools, and universities.  They make us proud each day.   


The world is better because of our School of the Arts. 

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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