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75th Anniversary

Pepperdine at a Glance

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Mission Statement

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Affirmation Statement

As a Christian University Pepperdine affirms:

that God is

that God is revealed uniquely in Christ

that the educational process may not, with impunity, be divorced from the divine process

that the student, as a person of infinite dignity, is the heart of the educational enterprise

that the quality of student life is a valid concern of the university

that truth, having nothing to fear from investigation, should be pursued relentlessly in every discipline

that spiritual commitment, tolerating no excuse for mediocrity, demands the highest standards of academic excellence

that freedom, whether spiritual, intellectual, or economic, is indivisible

that knowledge calls, ultimately, for a life of service