Goals

Frank R. Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Campaign Goal: $96.15 million

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The 21st century presents colleges with unprecedented challenges and opportunities, requiring us to think strategically about how best to educate the young people who must confront and resolve global issues, from ecological to societal to spiritual. With information access moving at warp speed, colleges must educate both the mind to handle these challenges and the heart to make solid ethical choices that benefit society.

We are convinced that the best education for these tumultuous times is the traditional liberal arts curriculum, conveyed through exemplary teaching in the context of Christian values. Seaver College entrusts classroom teaching only to fully qualified professors, a priority for our students from the beginning of their collegiate career to graduation. Endowing new academic chairs and professorships across Seaver for outstanding and committed faculty—a high priority of this campaign—enables the college to recruit top-tier young professors who wish to join colleagues with national and international stature. These faculty will in turn provide the superlative teaching and compassionate mentoring our young people deserve.

The campaign also addresses our lofty aspirations for students. To attract the most promising scholars, merit- and need-based scholarships must be abundant to strengthen our competitive edge and deliver on the promise of a distinctive Pepperdine education. Once enrolled, students will gain an incomparable learning, living, and recreational experience through campaign initiatives: fully involved in undergraduate research, international programs, internships, service projects, and career counseling. Through active-learning opportunities enriched by campaign support, Seaver students will step confidently from our campus to serve and lead.

Junior-Class Residence Hall Project

Outdoor Terrace

Outdoor TerraceWith spectacular campus and ocean views, the terrace will provide ample seating, shade,
and outdoor study spaces for Seaver juniors.

Common Room

Common RoomStudents will enjoy the central living room, big-screen television, food-service area,
comfortable spaces for conversation and study, and multimedia resources.

Complex

ComplexHousing 458 Seaver College juniors, the dedicated living community will provide many
a place to reconnect following their year abroad.