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Accreditation Liaison Officer

Dr. Seta Khajarian

The ALO of Pepperdine University, serves, along with the institution's CEO, as the institution’s primary point of contact. In general, the ALO helps ensure a strong relationship between the Commission and the institution and supports the institution in its accreditation activities.

Communication with WSCUC

The CEO is the official representative of the institution. The CEO and the ALO are the primary points of contact; the ALO’s role in fostering communication within the institution and with WSCUC is critical. The ALO is copied on all WSCUC correspondence with the CEO and is in regular communication with the WSCUC staff, including the staff liaison who provides guidance and support with accreditation.


Seta Khajarian, EdD

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  The Provost's Policies and Documents

Academic Policies and Documents

  • General University Policies
  • Policies and Forms Related to the University Tenure Process
  • Policies Related to Faculty Research
  • Policies and Documents Regarding Academic Courses and Programs
  • Other Academic and Provost Office Policies and Documents
  • Faculty Handbook
  University Academic Council

UAC Agendas and Minutes

  WSCUC Substantive Change Manual

A substantive change is a change to an institution’s mission, educational programs, scope, control, or organizational structure that needs to be reported to and approved by WSCUC in advance of implementation. The standard of review for substantive changes is whether a substantive change would adversely affect the institution’s capacity to meet WSCUC Standards of Accreditation.

Please visit the WSCUC's official site for more information about substantive change.





How many Pepperdine locations are accredited? Pepperdine currently has four accredited locations.

What happened to the IEEIs? The IEEIs are no longer required by WSCUC, as the Commission is now using public data to examine Key Indicators (KIs). Archived versions of the IEEIs are available upon request.

When was Pepperdine first accredited? Pepperdine received its first accreditation in 1949.

  Reports and Handouts

Pepperdine's Specialized Accreditation

  Additional Resources

WSCUC 2022 Standards

WSCUC Standards 2022-2013 SideBySide Comparison

WSCUC Equity and Inclusion Guide