Reporting Resources

Reporting Sexual Misconduct or Suspected Sexual Misconduct

The University encourages all students to report incidents of sexual misconduct or suspected sexual misconduct, whether they are victims or witnesses. Reporting protects victims, promotes a healthy and safe campus culture, and holds perpetrators accountable. Although a student has the right not to report sexual misconduct, many individuals subjected to sexual misconduct have shared that filing a report with the University, local law enforcement, and/or a community resource center is the beginning of the process by which they regain control over their lives. Though the reporting and judicial processes can be difficult, they are often worth the effort because individuals feel empowered by bringing the perpetrator to justice. Reporting sexual misconduct may also help to establish precedents that will aid others in the future or prevent others from being subjected to sexual misconduct by the same perpetrator.

Students subjected to sexual misconduct have several reporting options. At the University, students can anonymously report, confidentially report, or file a formal report of sexual misconduct, as explained below. Outside the University, students can report sexual misconduct to community resource centers that specialize in providing resources to victims of sexual misconduct, file a criminal charge with local law enforcement, or file civil litigation against the alleged perpetrator. Some students will choose to pursue criminal charges (i.e., through the police and criminal courts). Others will choose to pursue University disciplinary options, if the alleged perpetrator is a Pepperdine student. Civil litigation is another option that some choose. Some will choose a combination of the above options, and some will choose none.

Under California law, the University is required to immediately, or as soon as practicably possible, disclose to local law enforcement, any report of sexual assault, whether committed on-or-off campus. If the student communicates to the University that he or she would like his or her identity withheld, the University will not disclose the student's or the alleged perpetrator's identity in its report to law enforcement.

Title IX Coordinator for Students

The Title IX Coordinator for Students monitors the University's overall compliance with Title IX in all matters related to students, ensures appropriate training and education, and oversees the University's investigation, response, and resolution of reports made under this policy. Upon receiving reports of sexual misconduct, the Title IX Coordinator for Students ensures that appropriate action is taken to eliminate that conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. The Title IX Coordinator for Students is available to advise all individuals—including individuals who have experienced misconduct, individuals who are alleged to be responsible for misconduct, and third parties.

Campus resources include confidential health care, counseling services and pastoral care. Pepperdine Public Safety and Law Enforcement are additional available resources.

Emergency and Treatment Resources

On-Campus Options:

Off-Campus Options:

Public Safety
Location: CCB (adjacent)

Pepperdine Counseling Center 
Confidential Resource
Location: TCC 270
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pepperdine Health Center 
Location: HC1
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

University Chaplain, Sara Barton 
Confidential Resource
Location: TCC 106

LiveSafe App
Anonymous reports may be made on the LiveSafe app or by calling the Wave Tip line at 310.506.7634

Emergency Services
Dial 911

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station

Location: 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department 
Location: 211 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Santa Monica Municipal Court
Location:1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
Location: 1250 Sixteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days per week

Sojourn Services 
Location: 1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM