Pepperdine is a Christian University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values. One of these values is the recognition that every person is created in the image of God and therefore should be treated with dignity and respect. Sexual assault in all forms violates the sanctity of the human body and spirit and will not be tolerated within our community.
Sexual assault is a violation of the University's standard of conduct for students, as well as a violation of the law, and yet, sadly, we know that Pepperdine is not exempt from having some of its students victimized in this way.
Whether you are a victim, a friend trying to help, or a member of the community who would like to make a positive difference, we hope this website will be useful to you. An overview of the educational programming we provide to all first-year Pepperdine students can be found at Sexual Assault: Understanding Issues Reducing Risks Becoming Part of the Pepperdine Solution.
In addition to sexual assault, Pepperdine takes forms of sexual misconduct seriously and supports students coming forward who have been victims of domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment. A list of the university's policies around these issues can be found by clicking here. Please explore the resources here, and please, please call for additional help.
Pepperdine University Counseling Center (310) 506-4210
Pepperdine University Student Health Center (310) 506-4316
Pepperdine University Dean of Students Office (310) 506-6475
Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center (310) 319-4000
National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673)