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Social Wellness

Human Resources partners with various community members to provide a wide range of opportunities for employees to get involved on campus through affinity groups or campus-wide initiatives. As a member of one of these groups or initiatives, you can meet colleagues, learn new skills, and rejuvenate your workday. Please see the list below of ways to get involved on campus or contact our office to learn more about how to get involved.



To suggest an affinity group instead, please fill out this form. Human Resources will work to connect you with other members of the community who expressed a similar interest.

Adopt a Residence Hall

Students are the heart of our enterprise and the reason why we are here. As another opportunity to connect directly with our students and build meaningful relationships with those living on campus, faculty and staff members will have the opportunity to "adopt" a residence community. Consider engaging with students by baking cookies, decorating for a holiday, or offering mentorship opportunities. If you are interested in engaging our students in this way, either as an individual or as a group, please contact the Engagement Assistant for Alumni Affairs, Cindy Campbell.

Affinity Groups

An affinity group is a group of colleagues who share a common interest or goal. Affinity groups can help expand your Pepperdine network, boost skills, build your resume, and provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues in a unique way. Please see the list below of the affinity groups that have been created.

Makers of Pepperdine

Makers of Pepperdine is a group of diverse and creative individuals who share a love for craftsmanship. Whether you are an experienced artisan or are eager to learn, Makers of Pepperdine provides a supportive, creative, and collaborative environment. Refine your craft by exchanging ideas, learning new techniques, and sharing your knowledge. No matter your discipline, come connect with fellow artists whose talents range from woodworking to jewelry making to textiles and more! To join this group, please contact Dana Dudley,  Assistant Dean of Special Academic Programs. 

Malibu New and Expectant Mother's Group

Members of this group have the opportunity to connect on various topics including transitioning back to work, maternity leave, and this new season of life. If you are an expectant or new mother, or are otherwise interested in being part of this group, please contact the Executive Director of the Boone Center for the Family, Kelly Maxwell Haer, to learn more about the monthly lunches on the Malibu campus.

West LA Book Club

This club was designed to connect faculty, staff, and students through community reading. Books are selected by the group and sometimes the author is invited to meet and discuss the book with the group. When in session, the club meets once a week for 6-8 weeks to analyze and share thoughts and interpretations of the reading. For more information, please contact the GSEP Director of Talent Management.