Campus Clubs and Organizations
Hellenic College Holy Cross offers a variety of campus clubs and organizations and encourages all students to participate. An Involvement Fair is held at the beginning of each semester, providing the opportunity for students to talk to members of these groups and discover ways to become involved in HCHC's vibrant student life.
Student Government Association
President: Alex Orphanos
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative of the HCHC student body and aims to strengthen our religious, intellectual, and social responsibilities as well as to coordinate the shared desires of the students. The SGA is the parent organization of several smaller organizations and committees that are under its auspices which includes the: Campus Activities Board, Married Student Association, Hellenic Student Association, Spiritual Life Committee, Athletics Committee, as well as many other programs and committees. Together, these organizations form a mutual effort to provide spiritual, social, and communal activities. The SGA is comprised of the Executive Board, the leaders of the campus organizations, and the Vice-Presidents of each class (four from Hellenic College and four from Holy Cross). It is thus the responsibility of every member of the SGA board to report back to their respective classes and organizations as to the different events in which our community is engaged.
Campus Activities Board
Director: Gregory Gounardes
The Hellenic College Holy Cross Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the center for campus fellowship and community. CAB sponsors various events throughout the year that are ideal for students of all ages. CAB's main events include the Fall and Spring Panigiris, Fall Fest, Awards Night, The Boat Cruise, Tournament of Champions, and the Community Graduation Dinner Dance. CAB prides itself on providing the best activities possible to suit all the students of HCHC. Our door is always open to students who want to offer their time and talents.
Married Student Association
The MSA exists to foster relationships both within the married community, but also between the married community and the community-at-large. This is done through a series of private and group events, including both marital-enrichment and recreational activities.
The Missions Committee works to promote a mission consciousness at Hellenic College Holy Cross. It seeks to increase the awareness of the importance of missions as a central part of our lives as Orthodox Christians and within the Church, and tries to expose our students to the work of Orthodox Christian missionaries worldwide. The Committee promotes participation and support for international and domestic cross-cultural missions through our annual Fall Missions Week and Lecture, regular meetings and group involvement in short-term mission trips during Spring Break or over the summer through the OCMC and the Missions Institute here at HCHC.
The Athletics Committee coordinates athletic events on campus to support fellowship, active lifestyles and friendly Christian competition. Athletics currently holds four major sporting intramurals throughout the year: Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer. “Pick-Up” games of the gymnasium sports are offered on a nightly basis, Monday through Thursday, except when intramurals must occupy the Pappas Gymnasium. Intramurals are offered for both males and females, and in the cases of Volleyball and Soccer, those intramural leagues are co-ed. Athletics participants may be students, faculty and spouses/family members of students. Besides Intramurals, the annual Columbus Day events are put on through Athletics, CAB and Alumni, including the Hellenic College vs. Holy Cross Football game in the morning and the HCHC Students vs. Alumni game in the evening.
Exploration of Priestly Vocation
Director: Michael Tishel
To aid undergraduate seminarians in exploring the call to the priesthood, the Office of Vocational Ministries sponsors a program on priestly formation. The office invites an experienced priest or Church leader to speak to the group once a month, covering such topics as understanding and discerning the priestly call, personal spiritual growth, and balancing ministry and family. In addition to these monthly meetings, seminarians can participate in a weekly lunchtime book study on a pertinent topic (free pizza provided!). Also, there will be an opportunity for mentorship to take place between upperclassmen and incoming seminarians.
Women in Leadership and Service
Director: Kyra Limberakis
Hellenic College young women who are interested in discussing and learning about servant-leadership opportunities within and outside of the Church are encouraged to attend the WiLS group. Female graduate students in the School of Theology facilitate discussions, lead book discussions, organize activities, and offer their time as "older sisters" to the undergraduate students. The group acts as a vital support network and educational forum for any young woman interested in serving the Church.
Director: Michael Tishel
Once a month, students meet over a hearty supper off-campus to discuss various contemporary issues and how they affect our Christian vocation. This group is primarily student-led and student-run. Anyone who is interested is asked to attend a planning meeting at the beginning of the year, where participants select topics and assign discussion facilitators. The only requirements are a voracious appetite and a desire for thoughtful reflection and discussion.
OVM Volunteer Corp
If you are interested in getting involved in the community. but do not have time for the full ICE course, the OVM is pleased to announce a non-credit opportunity for students. The new off-campus volunteer program involves four hours per week of service at an area non-profit for two semesters. In addition, participants will attend mandatory orientation sessions and twice-monthly reflection groups, to debrief your experiences and discuss issues and questions arising from your work.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
The mission of OCF is "to support fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others, and study of the Faith." Students at HCHC are blessed to have the headquarters of OCF on campus, as many of our seminarians are involved at various OCF chapters in the Boston area. Additionally, through a partnership with Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Brighton, MA regular OCF Coffeehouse events are hosted throughout the year. Hellenic College Holy Cross looks forward to being a resource for Orthodox Christian Fellowship chapters in the area. To see the OCF North American Office's website, please click here!
Sonia Belcher's Hellenic College Holy Cross Ambassadors
Program Coordinator: Chris Retelas
To see a full description of this program, please click here.
President: Alexandra Buliteanu
The purpose of this organization is to provide programs and information concerning graduate schools and careers in the field of psychology. Here, we support student initiatives to attend and participate in Psychology conferences and to attend Psychology organizations. (e.g. American Psychology Association.) Through this club, students also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with psychology faculty here at Hellenic College Holy Cross.
Hellenic Student Association Paideia at HCHC
President: Petros Tarasidis
The purpose of the Hellenic Student Association Paideia at the Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is to spread Hellenic culture and language through cultural events and activities. We work toward these goals by holding meetings and organizing events that will aid in spreading our beautiful culture and heritage.
Dn. Nicholas Belcher
Dean of Students