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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham , Alabama 35229-2240

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Resources
103 Dwight Beeson Hall
Birmingham, Alabama 35229
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About Samford University

Samford University is a prestigious academic institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1841 as Howard College, it has since grown into a well-respected university offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. As a private, not-for-profit university, it is known for its commitment to academic excellence and values-based education.

Situated in a bustling city known for its vibrant cultural scene and rich history, Samford University offers an ideal learning environment for students. Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, provides students with countless opportunities for internships, research, and social activities. The city’s diverse economy, fueled by industries such as healthcare, education, and technology, offers students a gateway to a wide range of career paths.

One of the defining features of Samford University is its commitment to a holistic education. The university places a strong emphasis on developing students’ intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, students at Samford University benefit from personalized attention and close mentorship from faculty members. The university’s faculty are renowned scholars and experts in their respective fields, ensuring students receive a high-quality education.

Samford University offers a vast array of academic programs across multiple disciplines. Whether a student’s passion lies in the arts, sciences, business, education, or health sciences, they can find a program that suits their interests and career goals. The university’s undergraduate programs provide a strong foundation of knowledge and skills, while its graduate and professional programs offer specialized training for those seeking advanced degrees or professional certifications.

Beyond the classroom, Samford University provides students with numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. The university boasts a thriving campus community, with a wide array of student organizations, athletic teams, and cultural events. Students can choose to get involved in campus clubs and organizations that align with their interests, or they can explore the nearby city of Birmingham, which offers a vibrant arts scene, music festivals, and a range of outdoor recreation options.

Moreover, Samford University is committed to fostering a strong sense of community and service among its students. The university encourages students to engage in community service and offers various service-learning opportunities both locally and internationally. Through these experiences, students develop a deeper understanding of social issues and acquire valuable skills that will serve them well beyond their time at the university.

In conclusion, Samford University is a prestigious educational institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. With its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, a diverse range of programs, and a vibrant campus community, Samford University provides students with an exceptional educational experience. With the city of Birmingham as its backdrop, students have access to a wealth of opportunities for personal, professional, and cultural growth.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters

Services Provided

  • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
  • Priority Enrollment
  • Residence Hall Accommodations
  • Medical leave
  • Reduced courseload

Campus Accessibility

Accessible Level

  • Student Health Services
  • Mental Health Support Services
  • The library(ies)
  • Institution Online Platforms
  • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
  • On-Campus Transit
  • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
  • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
  • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
  • Entertainment and Event Facilities
  • Student Housing
  • Close Off-Campus Transit

Services Provided

  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations