Service has always been a major component of life at Pepperdine.
Service to Pepperdine
Commencement Host Program
We ask that every staff member of the Graziadio School volunteer their services once a year during commencement. For more information about the Commencement Host Program, please visit http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/graduation/
Waves of Innovation
President Andrew Benton announces a new initiative to foster creativity and innovation from within the Pepperdine University community. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, the Waves of Innovation initiative invites the Pepperdine community to contribute to the transitions that will allow the University to become an increasingly resourceful, efficient, impactful, faith-based, and global institution. For more information, please visit www.pepperdine.edu/innovation
Service to Community
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “give a hand up, not a hand out.” Graziadio supports PATH by serving dinners, providing professional development workshops, and hosting business attire clothing drives. If you would like to get involved at the PATH Westside Center, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about PATH, visit http://www.epath.org/
The Graziadio School is taking a stand in the fight against women's cancer, and you can help! As in past years, the Graziadio School is seeking donations and volunteers for a 3.1 mile walk/run on Saturday, May 11th, 2013, in support of the 20th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women Los Angeles. Please watch for more details about this very important event.
Run the Waves
One of the major events of Pepperdine's MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C) about, this annual 5K run supports the Special Olympics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, and the Children's Lifesaving Foundation. Come on out to beautiful Zuma Beach in Malibu and help a great cause!
Step Forward Day
Start the academic year out right, serve with friends new and old, and “take a step forward, that will lead you to serve for the rest of the year. All students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited and encouraged to participate in Step Forward Day at the beginning of each Fall term. http://www.pepperdine.edu/volunteercenter/opportunities/stepforward/
Waves of Service
The Waves of Service movement celebrates, supports, and connects Pepperdine Alumni committed to volunteerism and careers of service worldwide. The vision of Waves of Service is to become the world's most active alumni service in the world. http://www.pepperdine.edu/wavesofservice/
The Pepperdine Fund
Pepperdine faculty and staff witness firsthand the far-reaching impact of this University and the life-transforming experiences students are afforded. Those who choose to support a specific program or give an unrestricted gift to the Pepperdine Fund bolster the University's foundation through scholarships, student enrichment opportunities, lassroom improvements to provide exceptional Christian education to thousands of students each year. http://www.pepperdine.edu/campaign/!
The Benevolence and Community Service Ministry at the University Church of Christ, among others, reaches and ministers to people with special needs by providing food, clothing, shelter, prayer, and other needs. Consider participating personally or financially in a dozen community-orientated ministries based locally and around the world. http://www.universitychurchofchrist.us/
United Way of Los Angeles
Pepperdine faculty and staff continue the long-time tradition of strengthening the larger community by supporting the efforts and goals of United Way of Greater Los Angeles to create pathways out of poverty. Large and small gifts, either a one-time donation or payroll deduction to United Way contributes to affordable housing and healthcare, educational achievement, and financial stability for millions of Angelenos and their families. http://www.unitedwayla.org/
Career and Spiritual Development Leave
In that faculty and staff are encouraged to develop their professional and spiritual lives for continued growth and increased contributions to the University, Pepperdine is pleased to provide eligible employees resources to engage in purposeful work and meaningful pursuits that aid in their inspiration, renewal, and effectiveness. The Career and Spiritual Development Leave is paid time off for staff to further develop and solidify their skills,faith, and values.
(Go to http://community.pepperdine.edu/hr/benefits/time-off/default.htm under Time Off & Leave section)