We provide a space for LGBT individuals and their allies to ask questions, express their thoughts, and seek counsel and resources without fear of reprisal. We encourage constructive dialogue on issues related to sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, and faith. Accordingly, we strive to develop and enact practical strategies to promote and secure equal rights for LGBTQ individuals and their supporters at Samford.
In the summer of 2011, several students, alumni, faculty, and staff members formed a Facebook group to discuss the need for LGBT equality at Samford University. Within 24 hours more than 100 people had joined. This group of individuals eventually became SAFE Samford. Over the years, it has continued to grow and now has 700+ members.