The Orthodox Scholars’ Initiative (OSI) database is designed to enable Orthodox Christian faculty and researchers of every discipline—economists, scientists, historians, sociologists, etc.—to find and network with one another, as well as to serve as resources for Orthodox Christian students, parishes, and organizations. It invites four user groups to register: faculty/researchers, students, lay leaders, and clergy. The OSI database allows users to tailor their interests in the database, with the following possibilities:
Collaboration with Faculty
Collaboration with Students
Mentoring of Students
Giving Lectures and Workshops
Becoming Involved with Local OCF Chapters
Looking for someone who is doing similar research
The database is born out of the work of the Office of Vocation & Ministry at Hellenic College, which sees the need on local, regional, and national levels for Orthodox faculty to be involved in the life and ministry of the Orthodox Church in the United States.