Published on January 15, 2020 by Sarah Cain  

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, Samford will host weeklong programming for Lead with Love Feb. 9-14.


The campus-wide event will gather students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout the Samford community to celebrate a shared commitment to leading with love in all that we do.


“Through Lead with Love, we will highlight the opportunities we all have to show love and kindness to those with whom we interact, despite any perceived differences,” Denise Gregory, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, said.


The programming was developed in collaboration with schools and departments across campus and will begin with a candlelight service led by University President Andrew Westmoreland and First Lady Jeanna Westmoreland.   


The week offers opportunities for purposeful conversation on nurturing a diverse and inclusive culture on campus. Key events include the Defamation Experience, an interactive courtroom exercise, a discussion on systemic racism, a poverty simulation and a seminar on non-invasive ways to take care of those in need.


Find out more about the Lead with Love schedule of events

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.