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Samford University





Educational Resources

Libraries

Global Drug Information Center, Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library, Curriculum Materials and Technology Center, Global Center

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 644,024 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,293 current serial subscriptions.
  • 766,761 microforms.
  • 17,110 Audio/Visual items.
  • 38,513 e-books.

Museums & Art

Language lab, planetarium, conservatory, reflective telescope, geographic information systems lab, Global Center, Foucault Pendulum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 630 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 135 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 260 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 10 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 25 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,700 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 66% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 10% of housing units are Singles.
  • 64% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 26% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 26 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 96% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 96% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Step Sing, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Miss Samford Scholarship Pageant, Samford Speaker Series, Spring Fling, Welcome Back
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 106 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lamba Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Phi Alpha, Hypatia, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Epsilon Chi, Lambda Pi Eta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, The Order of Omega
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Family Court, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Grace Dance Ministry, Impact Team, In His Hands, Mu Kappa, Student Ministries Choir, Son Reflectors, STARS, Student Ministries, Target Earth, Ville Crew, Word Players, Alpha @ Omega;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Heritage Association, International Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Chemical Society, Arnold air, Society, Association for Women in Communications, Association of World Language Majors, Delta Omicron, F. A. C. E. S. Club, French Club, German Club, Interior Design Student Organization, National Council Family Relations, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Mu Epsilon, Math Club, Samford Accounting Society, Samford Advertising Federation, Samford Pre-Law Society, Sociology Club, Sojourn, Spanish Club, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Athletic Trainer's Association, Women's Coalition of Samford University, Alpha Phi Omega, Amnesty International, Circle K, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Habitat for Humanity, Samford Ambassadors, Samford Outdoor Adventure Club, Samford Recruitment Team, Student Government Association, Black Heritage Association, College Republicans of Samford University, College Democrats, Dance Team, International Club, Iron Works, Samford Dog Pound, Samford Soccer Club, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Swing Kids, Pre Dental Society, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Phi Mu, Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Crimson (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham, Alabama (10)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham, Alabama (6)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham, Alabama (6)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 87% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 30% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 7 fraternities
  • 4 fraternity houses
  • 24% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 5 sorority houses
  • 37% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited






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