Counseling Center

Sexual Assault

Pepperdine University affirms that all members of our community are created in the image of God and therefore should be treated with dignity and respect. Our University code of ethics states that we do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.  Further, we respect the inherent worth of each member of the community and do not engage in any forms of harassment. We follow the profound truth found in the Golden Rule, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12).

Sexual misconduct, and any related retaliation, as defined below, is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University.  This policy applies to all University students, including any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled full- or part-time; has completed the immediately preceding term, is not presently enrolled, and is eligible for re-enrollment; or is on an approved educational leave or other approved leave status. This includes the period before classes begin, while the student is attending classes, between academic sessions or on leave.  This policy applies even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.  This policy applies to student conduct that occurs both on and off campus.

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. 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)