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Spiritual Life for Students at Pepperdine University

One of the rewards of pursuing a higher education at Pepperdine University is the unique opportunity for spiritual growth. By instilling a spirit of purpose in all aspects of daily life, Pepperdine strengthens character and helps clarify direction for students as they advance their educational and career goals.

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Undergraduate Students

At Seaver College, spiritual life and campus life are thoughtfully intertwined. In addition to unique opportunities like beachside "Surf Convo" and "God in the Wilderness" retreats, undergraduates find inspiration in weekly convocation and academic courses taken through the college's Religion and Philosophy Division.

Spiritual Life Advisors in every dorm offer support and encouragement along the way.

Spiritual Life at Seaver College

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Graduate Students

Enhance your education through extracurricular offerings that nurture the spirit and help focus professional interests.

Pepperdine strengthens the foundation of higher learning by emphasizing purpose, service, and leadership - a part of the Christian university mission that infuses all of our graduate programs.

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Pepperdine Centers and Institutes

At Pepperdine, the integration of faith and learning is further explored through specialized centers and institutes. Some are school-specific, while others serve the university and its extended community.


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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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Meet the Chaplain

Our University Chaplain Sara Barton welcomes members of the Pepperdine community whenever talk, prayer, or one-on-one spiritual guidance is needed.

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Student Life at Pepperdine

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

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Pepperdine Campus Ministry

Pepperdine's Campus Ministry is a group of college age men and women embarking on a journey of faith that welcomes people from all walks of life, regardless of personal background or religious experience, to come and join on this journey.