Auburn University (Auburn, AL)


  • Name:Stanton Belford

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Auburn University
  • Address:331 Funchess Hall
    Dept. of Biological Sciences
    Auburn, AL 36849
    United States

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  • Main phone:334-728-5832

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  • Mission:
  • Auburn University's mission is to provide a high educational background in a robust learning atmosphere that will result in a degree of excellence at graduation. The Department of Biological Sciences focus on training and preparing young scientists of the future. Their commitment to having top educators and scientists illustrates the importance of excellence

  • History:
  • Auburn University was chartered by the Alabama Legislature as the East Alabama Male College on May 6, 1856, under the guidance of the Methodist Church. However, from its very first day, it has always been called "Auburn."

    The first President of the institution was Reverend William J. Sasnett, and the school opened its doors in 1859 to a student body of eighty and a faculty of ten. The early history of Auburn is inextricably linked with the Civil War and the Reconstruction era South. Classes were held in "Old Main" until the college was closed due to the Civil War, when most of the students and faculty left to enlist. The campus was used as a training ground for the Confederate Army, and "Old Main" served as a hospital for Confederate wounded.

    To commemorate Auburn's contribution to the Civil War, a cannon lathe used for the manufacture of cannons for the Confederate Army and recovered from Selma, Alabama, was presented to Auburn in 1952 by brothers of Delta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. It sits today on the lawn next to Samford Hall.

    Today, Auburn has grown since its founding in 1856 to have the largest on-campus enrollment in the state of Alabama, with over 23,000 students and a faculty of almost 1,200 at the main campus in Auburn. Additionally, there are over 6,000 students at the Auburn University at Montgomery satellite campus established in 1967.

  • Year established:1856
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
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