Student Enrichment Fund
One thing that makes Pepperdine such a special place is the personal connections students
maintain with faculty and staff. To support these connections, Pepperdine offers two
programs to share a meal with students. The purpose is to cultivate community, promote
a sense of belonging, and foster the student educational experience beyond the classroom.
The first program, Dine with a Student, is specific to Seaver College students dining
with a Seaver faculty or staff member in our dining facility, Waves Café. The second
program, Student Home Entertainment, is available to all Pepperdine faculty and staff
with a group of students in a home environment. For questions on these programs, please
contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 310.506.4472.
Dine with a Student
The Dine with a Student program provides for a meal at the Waves Café to any Seaver faculty or staff member dining with a Seaver student. To assist in careful stewardship of the funds, the following guidelines have been established
- The dine with a student meal card has a maximum value of $18. It is a one-time use card and is surrendered to the cashier at the time of payment.
- The meal card must be used while dining one-on-one with a Seaver student at the Waves Café.
- The meal card is designed to be used for both the student's and the faculty or staff member’s meals. Food purchases over $18 must be covered by the faculty or staff member.
- Seaver faculty, staff, and students may only use this program once per week.
- Meal cards can be obtained at the reception desk of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs located in Suite 210 of the Tyler Campus Center. The faculty or staff member and students must present a Pepperdine CWID and sign their name to obtain a dining card.
This program cannot be used with student spouses or relatives and should only be used with a student and a staff or faculty member if they are sitting down to share a meal. This meal card is not applicable for use at Starbucks.
Additionally, as funds are limited, a request for a card may be denied if it is determined
that the requesters' intentions do not meet the spirit of the program.
Student Home Entertainment
This program encourages faculty and staff to entertain students in their homes for a social meal. To assist in budgeting and utilizing the funds, the following guidelines have been established.
- The program is available to full-time and adjunct faculty and full-time University employees. The spirit of the program lends itself best to an afternoon or evening shared with a small number of students (25 or less) in a home. A restaurant setting is not considered appropriate for this program.
- A reception with more than 25 students is more appropriately a division or department expense. The home event should be social in nature and not simply the relocation of a regularly scheduled class or activity.
- Individuals will be reimbursed for actual food expenditures with a maximum of $8 per student in attendance. Reimbursement is based on the number of students who sign up or RSVP "yes" to your invitation, and does not include the family or guests of the faculty or staff member.
- Since funding for the program is limited, the maximum amount that participants can be reimbursed per event is $200. Faculty and staff are eligible to request reimbursement up to three (3) times a semester.
Following the event, the faculty or staff member should send a reimbursement memo to Beverly Wright, within ten (10) business days of the event and include the following:
- Host(s) name
- List of student names and CWIDs who RSVP to the event
- Date and location of the event
- Expenses (scan and attach original itemized receipts)
A Special Provision for the School of Law
Faculty at the Caruso School of Law teaching large first-year law classes of up to 70 students may use the Student Home Entertainment program for entertaining students in a professor's home. Their section faculty must be present to ensure that the student-faculty ratio is no more than 25:1. Individuals will be reimbursed at the rate of $8 per student with a maximum amount of $560 per event. Following the event, a list of faculty and students in attendance must be submitted with a reimbursement memo, as outlined above.
Last updated August 19, 2021.