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Diversity at Pepperdine

Athletics Mission statement:

The Pepperdine University Athletics Department is committed to Christian values, to the academic well-being of all our student athletes, and to competing for championships. We prepare students for success by challenging them to think differently, find your purpose, serve others and lead by example.

We strive to create a culture that builds a diverse community of fellowship, values individual differences, and fosters a sense of belonging. Only through the full inclusion and acceptance of each member of our community can we complete the transformative educational process and enrich the quality of our learning, development, and competitive drive. Through our faith and commitment to each other, we continue to maintain an environment where we are better and stronger together.

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Athletics Diversity Council

The Pepperdine Athletics Diversity Council exists to create a culture that builds a diverse community of fellowship anchored by a set of core values that celebrates individual differences and fosters a sense of belonging. For more information, please visit our diversity page.

Coffee with Jim Series:

Men's Head Basketball Coach, Lorenzo Romar, talks with President Jim Gash about the next basketball season, as well as the next season for our country in its efforts to ensure justice for all.

Watch the conversation

Diversity Initiatives

Seaver College offers a variety of programs and initiatives that celebrate diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, and staff.