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FIND COMMUNITY

Meaningful Fellowship. Unforgettable Experience.

Orthodoxy is a way of life. Our campus ministry endeavors are designed to reflect this way of life. OCCM has five pillars, known as ‘OCCM Life’ by which we build community in our OCCM meetings and activities; these are Education, Worship, Fellowship, Service, and Evangelism (campus outreach).

Find the directory of OCCM Chapters below. Click the university logo for the Instagram page.

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FELLOWSHIP

“Two are better than one, because they have good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls. For he has no one to help him up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) Fellowship is more than just meeting to get together. It is to encourage the community to be a support to one another, help each other in times of need, and rejoice with each other in times of happiness. Participating in fellowship fosters a sense of community and belonging.

PRAYER & FAITH FORMATION

Prayer and faith education arm us with the spiritual knowledge that is provided for us from our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, as well as the knowledge passed down to us from our Church Fathers so that we can differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. As St. Anthony the Great said, “Men are often called intelligent wrongly. Intelligent men are not those who are erudite in the sayings and books of the wise men of old, but those who have an intelligent soul and can discriminate between good and evil.” We focus on providing the most important type of education on the college campus--our Orthodox Christian Faith.

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SERVICE & CAMPUS OUTREACH

Christ’s final command is to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). This command is for all Christians, not just the Apostles. It is our duty as Christians to make sure the doors are visible and open to all. In other words, each of us is to welcome inquirers of the Orthodox Christian Faith with a warm smile and get to know them. Through these small acts of love, we share Orthodoxy with others and become a beacon of light on campus.

OCCM CHAPTERS DIRECTORY

FAU

Chapter President: Maria Ibrahim

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Nova

Chapter President: Emily R. Guirguis

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Timotheus Soliman

Nearby Churches:

St. John the Baptist - Miami

UCF

Chapter President: Mark Nossier

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

UF

Chapter President: Veronia Sadek

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Jerome Maximous

Nearby Churches:

St. Mary Magdalene - Gainesville

USF

Chapter President: Marlee Ghobrial

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Belmont

Chapter President: Sarah Gabour

BELMONT UNIVERSITY

Lipscomb

Chapter President: Tony Khalil

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

MTSU

Chapter President: Giovanni Ghattas

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Anastasi Ewida

Nearby Churches:

St. Karas - Murfreesboro

Tennessee Tech

Chapter President: INACTIVE 2023-2025

TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY

Trevecca Nazarene University

Chapter President: INACTIVE 2023-2025

TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

UT Knoxville

Chapter President: INACTIVE 2023-2025

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Hedra Faltaous

Nearby Churches:

St. Mary - Knoxville

Vanderbilt University

Chapter President: Madonna Agaiby

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Texas A&M

Chapter President: Mina Ghabour

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Benjamin Abouelkheir

Nearby Churches:

St. Meena - College Station

University of Houston

Chapter President: Michael Massoud

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

UT Arlington

Chapter President: Julian Wasef

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

UT Austin

Chapter President: Siem Yonas

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Benjamin Abouelkheir

Nearby Churches:

Holy Cross – Austin

UT Dallas

Chapter President: Katy Kostandy

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Jacob Gendy

Nearby Churches:

St. Philopateer - Dallas

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Chapter President: Madlin Hanna

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

Clergy Advisor: Fr. Akhnoukh Ghatas

Nearby Churches:

St. Meena - Fort Worth

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Chapter President: Clara Fadlalla

ATL MIDTOWN (GSU & GA Tech)

UGA

Chapter President: Rebecca Basta

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

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