Mission & History

Pepperdine University 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.

Statement of Purpose

It is the purpose of the Associated Women for Pepperdine University to:

  • cooperate with the University in support of the aims and ideals of Christian education,
  • strengthen the students from the churches of Christ,
  • assist the University in recruiting quality students who can best profit by the services of such a University,
  • foster a spirit of friendship among men and women who are interested in the development of spiritual values in education.

Vision Statement

Associated Women for Pepperdine is the leading scholarship fundraising organization for Church of Christ students at Pepperdine University, enabling them to enhance spiritual life on campus, to strengthen connection to churches of Christ, and to go out and serve.

Our History

The Associated Women for Pepperdine celebrates over sixty years of service to the Christian young people at Pepperdine University. In total, AWP has given more than $4 million, as well as countless thousands of hours of dedicated service. But the story of AWP cannot be told in numbers; rather, it is the story of friendship and fellowship that has blessed the lives of all of us who have prayed, planned, and worked together.

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