Diversity at Pepperdine
University Diversity Council
The Pepperdine University Diversity Council is a university-wide council composed of faculty, staff, and students who join with senior management in a collaborative effort to create strategic plans and goals for diversity in alignment with our Christian mission and vision. This involves implementing programs that increase and enhance student, faculty, and staff diversity at all levels of the University.
Seaver Diversity Council
The Seaver College Diversity Council focuses on enhancing systems of responsibility, accountability, and recognition aimed at fostering greater diversity at Pepperdine. With help from the Council, Pepperdine has pursued several programs ranging from research studies, workshops, forums, a speaker series, a multicultural theatre project, a social action and justice colloquium, and a high school student-mentoring program.
GSEP Diversity Council
The GSEP Diversity Council was formed, in part, to promote discourse. The council is comprised of faculty, staff, and, students and meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in room 339, at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus. All are welcome to join this group.
In conjunction with the council meetings, Speaker Series titled, "Multicultural Issues Impacting Community" was developed. The Speaker Series is held two times a year at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus. The Diversity Council, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests are welcome to attend.
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) embraces human diversity, which we believe to be the natural expression of God's creation, in our work to advance learning and service. GSEP fosters, sustains, and advocates for multicultural proficiency.