Pepperdine's last reaffirmation cycle was from 2013 to 2021. In 2015, Pepperdine submitted an interim report, and in fall 2018 began preparations for the 2021 institutional report and site visit with the development of a WSCUC Steering Committee. In April 2019, a proposal to participate in WSCUC's new Thematic Pathways for Reaffirmation (TPR), a process in which institutions self-identify themes to examine in depth, was submitted and subsequently approved by WSCUC In July 2019. Pepperdine's institutional report was submitted on August 11, 2021, and WSCUC conducted its site visit on October 19-22, 2021. On March 8, 2022, WSCUC reaffirmed Pepperdine for a full ten-year term.