Accessibility and Accommodations Office
Director, Bridget Rose
Assistant Director, Alyssa Snyder
In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations (OAA) works to ensure that all aspects of a Samford education and campus life are accessible for students with disabilities or chronic health conditions. Applicants and students with disabilities or chronic health conditions that impact their access to programs, activities, or services are encouraged to learn more about accommodations and the process for registering with the OAA by visiting their website: www.samford.edu/dr. Students who wish to request accommodations should contact the OAA through one of the following methods:
Office of Accessibility and Accommodations
203 Dwight Beeson Hall
Global Engagement Office
Lauren E. Doss, Executive Director, Global Engagement
Jennifer H. Lackey, Director, Samford Abroad and International Travel
Jordan Cummings, Assistant Director, Global Engagement
Jennifer L. Beck, International Student and Scholar Coordinator
Thomas I. J. Crosby, Director, U.K. Programmes and Operations
Joanna Burkhart, Associate Director, U.K. Programmes and Operations
Jill P. Fisse, Part-time Logistics Coordinator
Samford offers opportunities to take courses abroad that develop and expand students’ personal, academic, and professional goals. Samford seeks to engage students and faculty with the peoples and cultures of other countries; to provide on-site observation of historical, scientific, and cultural phenomena; and to provide opportunities for foreign language study within the cultural context of the target languages.
Samford Abroad offers a variety of programs each term. Students can apply for short-term faculty-led programs, affiliate/exchange programs, and/or Samford’s signature study abroad experience, the Samford in London semester or summer program at the Daniel House. For current program offerings, please visit http://abroad.samford.edu.
International Students and Scholars Services
The Global Engagement Office (GEO) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars, and employees that the university sponsors. GEO is the primary office responsible for the university’s compliance with the U.S. federal immigration regulations.
Global Engagement Office
Brooks Hall 221
Samford offers a wealth of library resources featuring extensive print and online collections, as well as multimedia resources that include microfilm, music scores, and audio and video recordings. The online catalog and other electronic resources are available to students 24/7 at library.samford.edu. Other libraries in the Birmingham area cooperate with Samford on a reciprocal basis, increasing the variety of resources directly available to the Samford community.
Samford University Library
Kimmetha H. Herndon, Dean, University Library
Lori A. Northrup, Associate Dean, University Library
The Samford University Library is the primary library for all students, faculty, and staff. In addition to books, e-books, periodicals, unique collections, and electronic resources, the library houses a large government documents collection-serving as an official repository. The Special Collection houses outstanding research materials with particular strengths in Alabama history, Baptist records, and Samford University Archives. Individualized and group instruction in the use of library resources is provided on a regular basis by librarians.
A computer laboratory, computer classroom, individual and group study rooms, multimedia viewing and listening rooms, meeting rooms with advanced presentation capabilities, and a patron-lounge area are available for patron use. The Alfa Presentation Practice Room on the Library’s second floor allows students to practice and record presentations individually or as a group.
Einstein Bros Bagels, on the library’s first floor, offers the perfect spot for refreshment, studying, and meeting with friends and classmates.
The University Library is home to the Marla Haas Corts Missionary Biography Collection, the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, and the Hellenic Scholars’ Library.
Samford University Library
Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library
The Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library provides extensive legal research and study materials for the Cumberland School of Law and the rest of the Samford community. The library contains 13 conference rooms, 474 study spaces, large carrels with electrical and data connections, and more than 30 computers. Online access to current legal information is provided through computer-assisted legal research systems. The law library collection contains more than 162,000 print book volumes and more than 132,000 digital book volumes, either owned or available through subscription, more than 4100 print serials and more than 7700 digital serials, either owned or available through subscription, and more than 126,000 volumes equivalent in microfiche.
The S.A.M. Suite is dedicated space in the College of Health Sciences (CHS building 1, 4th floor, CHS Room 1433) for faculty, staff, and students to fulfill many school and university activities. The S.A.M. Suite is available during normal CHS business hours (Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm) and can be used for: faculty collaborating on research, grants, scholarship, or service; faculty mentoring students; faculty meeting with students to address academics; student leaders having small group discussions; and interprofessional educational activities. The S.A.M. Suite houses textbooks that are required in the pharmacy curriculum plus other resources identified to be important for student education. In the spirit of allowing access to these references/resources for the benefit of all faculty and students, these items cannot be checked out and leave the area.
Education Learning Commons
The Education Learning Commons is located on the third floor of the Orlean Beeson School of Education. Its primary function is to provide current resources, media, and services to the School of Education students, faculty, and staff as they design and utilize instructional materials for the P-12 classroom. Resources include an Education Library, a Make-and-Take Lab for the creation of curriculum materials, and an Instructional Technology Lab, which consists of computers and instructional software to facilitate learning in the field of education. The center is staffed to provide technical services and assistance to teacher education students as required by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Global Center, located in the Beeson School of Divinity, features interactive resources that include world population and demographic databases as well as foreign language news broadcasts that assist students as they prepare for service throughout the world.
Timothy J. Sutton, Director
The Writing Center, also known as the writing center, is a place for all Samford students to receive free assistance with writing, speaking, and critical reading. From brainstorming to presentation or final draft, students work with trained peer tutors to improve as writers, speakers, and critical readers. In addition to individual tutoring sessions, the Writing Center periodically offers workshops on major style manuals as well as various aspects of oral and written communication.
The Writing Center also serves faculty, offering workshops and handouts on assigning and assessing oral and written communication.
Brooks Hall 222