Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

A Purposeful Community. Experiences that Matter.

Samford celebrates the variety of backgrounds and diverse experiences that have brought our community together. Here, we believe our home becomes more complete when we share our unique talents and strengths with each other. Samford strives to be a place of continued growth and mutual learning; a variety of voices helps us achieve those goals while deepening our respect and understanding for experiences different than our own.

The Office of Student Success & Diversity partners with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement to create and support programming that encourages community amongst our multicultural students and campus. Whether you’re interested in Samford’s International Club, Student Government Association or a National Pan-Hellenic sorority or fraternity, Samford offers several opportunities to serve within both multicultural and campus-wide organizations.



#1 in the Nation for Student Engagement | The Wall Street Journal, 2022 (Student engagement assesses how challenged and inspired students feel inside and outside the classroom, as well as the breadth of courses their schools offer.)


#66 in the nation and #1 in Alabama for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #32 and #1 in Alabama among "The Best Colleges for Financial Aid" | LendEdu, 2023


97% of undergraduate alumni employed or in further study within six months of graduation, 2022

Multicultural Program

At Samford, student development starts with responsibility because we believe that you learn best through leadership. In your time on campus, we want you to get connected with one or many of our 118 organizations so that you can become known and grow in your pursuit of knowledge. Our undergraduate and graduate students lead a vast collection of professional, religious, cultural and social organizations that invite you to develop your interests and form powerful connections.

• African Students Association
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
• Black Law Students Association
• Black Student Union
• Chinese Student Scholars Association
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
• Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
• Gospel Choir
• IMPACT Peer Mentoring
• International Club
• Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
• Latino Student Organization
• National Pan-Hellenic Council
• Ragland Scholars
• RANSOM College Ministry
• Student National Pharmaceutical Association

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Study abroad with Samford was more than just a line on my resume—it was a rich experience that helped me grow as a person. If you have a dream to go somewhere, the people at Samford do all they can to make it work."

    • Jansyn Gordon
      Accounting, Class of 2023
  • “People at Samford accept you as you are and love you enough to keep pushing you to grow. We’re always challenging each other to live up to Christ’s example and supporting each other’s dreams.”

    • Luna Mora
      2023 President of Samford’s Latino Student Organization
  • “Samford is what college is supposed to be. I was challenged not just to learn new ideas but to understand them. Here, we’re invited to an education that calls us, in the words of Micah 6:8, “to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly.””

    • Bill Mouchette
      Economics and Finance, Class of 2023
  • “Samford gave me the confidence to know I may not have all the answers, but I can get them—and with that mindset, I can learn to do anything.”

    • Whitney O’Steen-Loehr
      Producer and Creative Director, Loehr Productions
  • “I left Samford with more than an education. I left with wisdom. Character can get you in doors that your achievements never will.”

    • Jeremy Towns, MD
      Emergency Medicine Resident, Former NFL Player
  • “I graduated in May and began working for an NFL team the next week. I couldn’t have done that without the real-world training of my Samford practicum and the inspiration of my professors.”

    • Aspen Odom
      Public Relations Assistant, Denver Broncos
  • “My professors at Samford believed in me before I believed in myself.”

    • Jon Acuff
      New York Times Bestselling Author