The monumental act of “coming out” to one’s friends and family is not necessary to all members of the LGBTQ+ community in a contemporary context like it once was. With sexual orientation constantly increasing in its fluidity, coming out may not serve the same significance for everyone.
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
As a private university, Pepperdine is under less obligation to reveal institutional information, but that should not be the standard. The University should empower its students and student-journalists in their pursuit of truth.
After a year of Zoom University, Pepperdine students are back on campus with even more to do. How can one find balance amidst having many responsibilities?
Pepperdine undergraduates appear to maintain diverse political opinions with students identifying on all sides of the political spectrum. Do these numbers accurately reflect the political culture on campus?
Pepperdine’s actions to promote equality must be further amplified, considering its numbers do not show any effort toward promoting a diverse community.
Pepperdine pledged to create a more inclusive and diverse environment at the University. The next step is hiring more faculty members of color and supporting those who already work at Pepperdine.
Female faculty at Pepperdine, outnumbered by their male counterparts, are managing to gain equality little by little.