The pilot year of the Spiritual Leadership Cohort Scholarship will begin in fall 2022. Assistant Chaplain Shaya Aguilar said the goal of the cohort is to teach students how to be faith leaders while also offering them mentorship along their journey.
Pepperdine has six student-led ministry groups on campus that fall under the direction of Inter-Club Council and the Hub for Spiritual Life. Recent Hub policy changes have shifted the groups’ operations in good and bad ways, leaders said.
The Seaver 200 program aims to bring first and second-year students closer to their faith on campus and propel them toward pursuing their faith journey once they are no longer required to do so, said Associate Chaplain Rachel Collins. The spring semester will be the first opportunity for students to experience the new format.
Pepperdine’s Hub for Spiritual Life hopes to act as a connection for students in their faith and community. The Hub is accomplishing this through Seaver 200 and community service.
Pepperdine restructured its Convocation program for first-years and sophomore students and eliminated the requirement for juniors and seniors. Chaplain Sara Barton and Associate Chaplain Rachel Collins shared the vision behind the restructuring in an exclusive interview with the Graphic.
President Jim Gash announced changes to the Chaplain’s Office and a rebrand for Spiritual Life coming Aug. 1. The University will release more details regarding the Convocation program May 6.
Students and staff breakdown how they stay connected to their faiths as Pepperdine begins a second remote semester. With in-person resources like Spiritual Life Advisors and convocation absent, students seek community and spiritual growth through virtual student-led ministries and interpersonal connection.
The Convocation Series leaders explain the upcoming changes to Wednesday Chapel, Community Chapel and Club Convo.