The University is still gathering information about what occurred at Borderline in Thousand Oaks last night. What we do know is that 16 Pepperdine students were in the venue at the time of the incident. One of those students remains unaccounted for, and we know of two students who were treated and released from a local hospital.
A prayer service for each and every community member will be held at noon today in Smothers Theatre on the Malibu campus. This is a time for our campus community to come together and support one another. For our Pepperdine family around the world, please take a moment and uplift all those impacted by this tragedy in prayer.
Please know that the following resources are available here on campus to help all those impacted by this event:
- Students may contact the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Counseling Center provides free, confidential emotional/psychological support to all Pepperdine students.
- Faculty and staff may access counseling services through their Employee Assistance Program. Details are available on the HR website or by contacting HR at 310.506.4397.
- Pastoral support is available to the Pepperdine community through the Office of the Chaplain. Contact chaplain Sara Barton at email@example.com or associate chaplain Eric Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 310.506.4275.
We are prepared to offer help and love and serve however we can. Our prayer right now is for the safety of our students and peace for our campus community and all the other communities impacted by this terrible tragedy.
We will continue to update our community as more information is known.