Pepperdine University

Name: Pepperdine University
Location: Malibu, California
Religious Affiliation: Church of Christ
Enrollment: 8,300
Website: www.pepperdine.edu
Accreditation:
Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The Pepperdine University 2006-07 student handbook states:

Misconduct Subject to Disciplinary Action
The following examples of misconduct are not exhaustive but are
intended to give a student an idea of the types of behaviors that may result in disciplinary action:

18. Sexual activity outside a marriage between husband and wife
including, but not limited to, premarital, extramarital or
homosexual conduct. See the policy statement on Sexual
Relationships for more information.

Sexual Relationships
In keeping with Pepperdine University’s Christian mission and its
heritage in Churches of Christ, all members of the University community are encouraged to consider and respect the teachings of Jesus and historic, biblical Christianity. Pepperdine University affirms that sexual relationships are designed by God to be expressed solely within a marriage between husband and wife. This view of sexuality and marriage is rooted in the Genesis account of creation and is
maintained consistently throughout Scripture. Sexual relations of any kind outside the confines of marriage are inconsistent with the teaching of Scripture, as understood by Christian churches throughout history, including Churches of Christ. Therefore, as a matter of moral and faith witness, all members of the University are expected to avoid such conduct themselves and to refrain from encouraging it in others. In all disciplinary matters, we will seek to be redemptive in the lives of the individuals involved. Consequently, the University will offer counsel and assistance to support and strengthen the individual’s resolve to live consistently with Christian teaching on sexuality. Sexual misconduct, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case, may result in disciplinary action.

The Pepperdine University student handbook can be viewed as a PDF here.

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