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A pregnancy is a major life transition, often accompanied by a variety of emotions and critical decisions to be made. At Pepperdine, we are strongly committed to being a caring support system when any student becomes pregnant. Our goal is to provide resources, support, and assistance for the student to continue her studies. Although Pepperdine does not support an unmarried student's choice to engage in sexual relationships, we do support any pregnant student throughout the process. We will not pursue disciplinary action regarding the matter. If a student becomes pregnant while enrolled at Pepperdine, highly confidential and caring assistance is available through the Health and Counseling Centers, as well as other offices. Students are encouraged to contact the following individuals who are ready to provide confidential support and assistance:

La Shonda Coleman, Title IX Coordinator for Students                                                        (310) 506-4436

Rebecca Roddan, Interim Director, Health Center                                                                (310) 506-4317
Nivla Fitzpatrick, Director, Counseling Center                                                                       (310) 506-4210


The following individuals and organizations are among those available to provide further support and assistance:


On-campus Resources:

Sara Barton, University Chaplain                                                                                          (310) 506-4275

Connie Horton, Vice President for Student Affairs                                                                (310) 506-6475

Stacy Rothberg, Associate Dean of Student Affairs                                                             (310) 506-4472

Andrea Harris, Senior Director, Student Administrative Services (Academics)                    (310) 506-6148

Kristy Collins, Dean of Enrollment Management and Admission (Financial Aid)                  (310) 506-4116


Off-campus Resources:

Conejo Valley Women's Resource Center (Thousand Oaks)                                               (805) 373-1222

Westside Pregnancy Clinic (Santa Monica)                                                                          (310) 820-2560

Ventura County Crisis Pregnancy Center                                                                             (805) 648-3301

Los Angeles Pregnancy Services                                                                                         (213) 382-5643


For more information and links to other resources, please see Pepperdine's Health and Counseling Center Web pages.


Last Updated: July 24, 2018
Policy Contact: Title IX Coordinator for Students