Samford Gives Back is a campus-wide service initiative organized by the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society The mission of Samford Gives Back is to partner the Samford community with organizations that are committed and working towards the betterment and restoration of the greater Birmingham community. Each Samford Gives Back volunteer will receive breakfast, a t-shirt, and 4 Convocation Credits.
8:00 AM sharp - Breakfast and devotional in Seibert Stadium (Rain location - Seibert Gym)
8:40 AM - Depart for work sites
*Note: SU ID cards will be swiped as students leave for their sites. Students MUST bring their ID cards in order to receive Convo Credit!
9:00 AM - Arrive at work sites and begin service
1:00 PM - Wrap up service
Most students who participate in Samford Gives Back will do so as part of a group. Groups may be registered student organizations or informal groups such as residence halls, friend groups, etc. Each group must have a Group Leader who is willing to coordinate the service opportunity and submit group members' info using this form. Groups are responsible for finding their own sites at which to serve. Before contacting an organization, please notify Laura Breedlove at email@example.com. Please note that you must verify that your serve site can accommodate the number of volunteers you register. The Group Leader or a group representative must pick up a packet and attend a brief, mandatory Group Leader orientation on one of the following dates:
Tuesday April 14th from 10-11am in Divinity South 111
Tuesday, April 14th from 6-7pm in the Howard Room
Important Considerations for Groups:
If your group already has an established relationship with an organization, or is involved in some specific field of philanthropic work, we desire for your group to continue working with that organization/cause on Samford Gives Back, or we would like for your group to seek out an organization whose work coincides with your philanthropy. Samford Gives Back is a day of partnering and service, and we want groups to continue strengthening their already-established partnerships, or for groups to begin developing partnerships with organizations whose work align with their groups.
Don't have a group? Individuals can sign up for service sites beginning Tuesday, March 31st outside UC116. Participants are encouraged to sign-up early as space is limited. For questions specific to individual registration, please contact Laura Breedlove at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each volunteer will be responsible for his/her own transportation on the day of the event. Students are encouraged to carpool to and from the service sites. Group Leaders are responsible for ensuring that all group members have transportation and directions to the site.
Please feel free to contact Laura Breedlove, Samford Gives Back Advisor, at email@example.com. Visit the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement online at www.samford.edu/leadership or our office in UC 116E for additional information.
Samford Faculty/Staff Greek Alumni Information Form
This form is intended as informational only for several purposes. To see the volume of Fraternity/Sorority men and women who work on campus at Samford University, which organizations are represented on campus, and to see those who may be interested/available, etc. in being resources for Samford greeks. (Resources defined as guest speakers for programs, etc. this is not to be interpreted as "advising" the chapter).
International AmbassadorsSamford University2015-2016
Purpose: Under the guidance of the Global Engagement Office, International Ambassadors will represent multiple aspects of international affairs at Samford University. International Ambassadors help facilitate a smooth transition for incoming international students to Samford University and coordinate the New International Student Orientation each semester. In addition, they will serve as advocates for international issues throughout the year and hold key positions on the Global Leadership Council (formerly know as “International Student Leadership Council”).
Eligibility: Service as an International Ambassador is limited to a selected group of eight (8) Samford students that meet certain criterion:
A demonstrated desire to build lasting cross-cultural relationships
Support of the mission and purpose of Samford University
Outstanding character and reputation on campus
Balanced and healthy involvement in campus activities
Good academic standing with at least 3.0 GPA
No record of major values violations
Legally eligible to work on campus
Fully available on campus from August 7-13, 2015
Available throughout the year for regular meetings
Completed International Ambassador application
Interview with International Ambassador program director
Expectations: The International Ambassadors are positive representatives of Samford University to all students, international and domestic. They must have an understanding of cross-cultural communication and sensitivity. International Ambassadors will have an initial meeting in Spring 2015 and a required reading on intercultural affairs for the summer. They will be expected to return to campus a few days before the start of New International Student Orientation for preparations and training. Since this is a full year commitment, International Ambassadors will meet regularly with the program director, participate in the Global Leadership Council, and perform other duties as assigned.
Compensation: The International Ambassadors will be compensated with the “International Ambassador Scholarship” and with a partial travel stipend for a Samford-sponsored study abroad trip in the 2015-2016 academic year. Details will be discussed during the interview process.
The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement seeks to recognize Samford students for their outstanding contributions to campus and community through the Student Leader Spotlight program.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate student leaders by submitting this form online. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis and a committee will select 1-2 students for each month's Spotlight. Nominations must be submitted by the end of the month to be considered for recognition the following month. For example, nominations submitted by September 30th will be considered for October's Spotlight.
Please note: Nominated students are NOT required to hold "official" leadership positions. The purpose of the Spotlight is to recognize students who may not receive recognition otherwise. The committee is looking for students who have recently demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus or in the community. Depth and intentionality of leadership, as well as uniqueness of the student's contribution, will be considered when selecting Spotlight recipients.
Student Organization Forms
2014-2015 Graduate Student Organization Funding Request Form
Samford University is an Equal Opportunity institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.