Greek Life at Pepperdine

Scholarship and Academics

A primary function of Greek organizations is to develop high scholastic achievement within its members. Pepperdine is home to some of the top chapters in the nation based on their high academic, leadership, and philanthropic achievements. Many of our members have been recognized as Fulbright Scholars, Regent Scholars, and many are members of a variety of undergraduate Honors Societies. 


Greek organizations provide training in the principles of leadership, organization, and communication for all of their members. Additionally, members are provided with multiple opportunities for both on- and off-campus leadership. Most of our Greek Life members are actively involved in one or more other organizations outside of Greek Life, and many of them hold leadership positions in those organizations. Every Spring, Greek Life hosts a Greek Leadership Retreat for all Greek presidents and council executive board officers. Greek Life also sponsors a Executive Board Training day to equip new officers with tools be be successful Greek leaders during their term. 

Philanthropy and Community Service

Helping others is a primary component of Pepperdine Greek Life. Each group sponsors a multitude of activities that donate time and raise money for philanthropies. The spirit of reaching out to help others is the unifying dynamic of our community. Our Greek community is heavily involved both with their chapters and individually with a multitude of service organizations including Project Serve, Jumpstart, and a variety of local ministries. Each chapter participates and supports the philanthropic efforts of each fraternity and sorority on campus in their yearly philanthropy event. 


Philanthropies Each of our Greek Organizations Represent

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Alzheimer’s Association
Alpha Phi- Alpha Phi Foundation (supports women’s cardiac health)
Delta Delta Delta- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Delta Gamma- Blind Children’s Center & Service for Sight
Gamma Phi Beta- Girls on the Run
Kappa Alpha Theta- CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)
Kappa Kappa Gamma- Lung Cancer Alliance
Pi Beta Phi- Read> Lead> Achieve
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- March of Dimes
Alpha Tau Omega- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Psi Upsilon- Conquer Paralysis Now!
Sigma Chi- City of Hope
Sigma Phi Epsilon- Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America

Brotherhood and Networking

Greek organizations provide an environment where life-lasting bonds of friendship are made. This aspect of brotherhood and sisterhood is one of the greatest advantages of Greek membership. However, these relationships go beyond the undergraduate experience through alumni networking. These alumni provide job opportunities and often ease members’ transitions to new cities after graduation.