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Be Inspired

At Pepperdine, higher learning is aligned with a higher purpose. By integrating service, worship, and social responsibility with rigorous academic study, we create a community that nurtures heart, soul, strength, and mind.

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Pepperdine is founded in the Churches of Christ tradition, which has served as the University's spiritual foundation for more than 75 years. We envision the University as a place where people of all faith backgrounds treat one another with care and respect.

The Student Experience

From spiritual life advisors in every undergraduate dorm to ethics-based programs for graduate students, Pepperdine inspires exploration of character no matter where you are on your spiritual or educational journey.

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Waves of Service

There's no need to wait until after graduation to make an impact. For more than 25 years, Pepperdine has empowered students to contribute beyond their educational goals through community partnerships, student leadership, and global programs.

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Church Relations

Pepperdine's Office of Church Relations maintains a vital relationship with  Churches of Christ, and hosts Harbor, our annual Bible Lecture series, which draws visitors from around the world.

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Hub for Spiritual Life

The Hub for Spiritual Life engages the Pepperdine community in vibrant and consistent experiences of worship and spiritual care.

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Harbor, The Pepperdine Bible Lectures

Each summer for more than 70 years, thousands of visitors come to Pepperdine for Harbor, the University's annual Bible Lectures: four God-focused, life-changing, soul-lifting, heart-healing days of programs and fellowship.

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Student Life at Pepperdine

Pepperdine student community connects beyond the classroom through organizations, service opportunities, academic clubs and more.