Become a Student Leader
Interested in becoming a leader on campus? Here are some student leadership opportunities in Student Activities.
Orientation Coordinator (OC)
OCs provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to the Orientation Leaders as they prepare them to serve the incoming students during orientation in August. OCs are responsible for elements of orientation planning and implementation, OL training, and information sessions. This position requires dedication, a servant heart and a commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission. Students must have served as an Orientation Leader (OL) in order to be eligible to apply for the position of Coordinator and must be available for training prior to NSO. There are approximately 6-8 positions available.
|Applications Open: Monday, February 13|
|Deadline to Apply: EXTENDED to Friday, March 10|
|Interviews: Wednesday, February 15 – Friday, March 10|
|Faculty/Staff Recommendation Due: Friday, March 17|
Orientation Leader (OL)
OLs help new students move into their residence halls, assist with informational sessions, participate in new student activities and are available to answer general questions. OLs must attend training sessions prior to NSO and are required to serve through the duration of NSO. There are approximately 100 positions available.
|Applications Open: Monday, March 6|
|Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 3|
|Interviews: Monday, March 13 – Friday, April 7|
|Faculty/Staff Recommendation Due: Friday, March 31|
Student Programming Board
The Student Programming Board is a committee of appointed Pepperdine student leaders dedicated to planning, organizing, and executing events that bring students together. The Board hosts campus events throughout the year, each designed to foster community and give students a college experience that is unique to being a Wave.
|Applications Open: Monday, February 20|
|Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 20|
|Rolling Interviews: Wednesday, March 8 – Monday, March 27|
|Professional + Peer Recommendations Due: Friday, March 24|
Inter-Club Council (ICC)
ICC invests our portion of the Campus Life fee each semester in student clubs, retreats, event programming, and organization initiatives. ICC Executive Board supports our nearly 100 student organizations with classroom reservations, technological needs, brainstorming, leadership development, purchasing, and event support.
|Information Session: Wednesday, February 15 at noon in Fireside Room|
|President Applications Open: Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, March 8|
|President Election: To be determined|
|E-board Application Open: Monday, March 27 – Friday, April 7|
|E-board Rolling Interviews: starting on Monday, April 3|
Student Government Association
SGA is dedicated to providing the students of Pepperdine University with quality representation through innovative advocacy programs. When a need arises SGA strives not to just pass that concern on to the administration, but to create and implement real solutions for the student body. Governed by an elected executive board, class presidents, senators, and appointed directors, SGA has several committees that work with administrators, faculty, and staff across the University to address student needs.
|Applications Open: Elections Packets available at the end of February|
|Candidates Meeting (mandatory): Wednesday, March 15|
|Election Day: Wednesday, March 22|
Transfer mentors are students who previously transferred to Pepperdine and want to serve the transfer population. During the fall and spring, they serve as orientation leaders, helping new students move in and transition to their new home. Throughout the year, they host transfer families and various transfer events.
|Applications Open: Monday, March 6|
|Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 24|
Student Wellness Advisory Board
The Student Wellness Advisory Board seeks to promote health and wellness on campus through healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy communities. Our Healthy Minds branch partners with the Pepperdine Counseling Center to bring awareness to issues surrounding mental health and self-care. Our Healthy Bodies Branch partners with the Pepperdine Health Center and Campus Rec to promote overall physical wellness including nutrition, movement, and health care. Our Healthy Communities branch partners with Pepperdine’s Title IX Office to bring awareness to issues surrounding relationship violence and to advocate for healthy relationships.
|Applications Open: Friday, February 24|
|Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 10|
|Interviews: March 27 – April 10|
Other Leadership Opportunities
There are many other opportunities to get involved in a leadership role in other areas/departments around campus. See below for a few of those opportunities.
The Pepperdine Ambassadors Council (PAC) is a small, diverse, well-rounded cross-section of Pepperdine University’s student population. PAC exists to serve as a link between the student body and the greater Pepperdine/Malibu community. Members represent Pepperdine at high profile university and LA/Malibu events, enjoy relationships with top Pepperdine Leadership, and benefit from networking and one-on-one mentoring.
|Applications Open: TBD|
|Deadline to Apply: TBD|
We have two existing opportunities for students to get involved with leadership in Connect Ministries. The Spiritual Leadership Cohort exists to provide student ministry leaders the opportunity to participate in a vibrant cohort of student leaders who desire to learn and be formed in the ways and teachings of Jesus through developmental trainings, communal shared experiences, and practical application in an area of spiritual leadership/service that aligns with their interest and gifting.
There are various types of jobs available on-campus and off-campus. Our office encourages students to find opportunities to earn extra income and meaningful job experience while in school. For more information, please visit our on-campus jobs website.