Students at Hellenic College Holy Cross do not learn Orthodox Christian theology only in the classroom. They also put theology into practice in the Chapel, campus housing, the cafeteria, the athletic field, and as volunteers in the community. HCHC provides the experience of living in an Orthodox Christian community, which helps to develop service-oriented leaders for our Church and our society.
Service and Leadership
Hellenic College Holy Cross students come from a variety of traditions and backgrounds. They are at many different stages of life and have different goals and aspirations, but they all come together to form one community of faith and learning.
At HCHC, students learn to serve by leading and to lead by serving. A spirit of diakonia is at the heart of the community.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative body of HCHC students. Its aim is to strengthen religious, intellectual, and social responsibilities as well as to serve as the voice of the student body.
With daily services in the Holy Cross Chapel, the HCHC community is centered around Orthodox practice and spirituality.
The Holy Cross Chapel provides daily worship following the liturgical calendar of the Orthodox Church. Not only is it a place to learn to serve in the altar and to preach, it is a vibrant beacon that illuminates the whole campus.
Intramural and pick-up sports and the state-of-the-art Leadership 100 Fitness Center provide students with opportunities for competition and physical exercise.
The Athletics Committee coordinates events on campus to support fellowship, active lifestyles, and friendly, Christian competition. The athletic program currently hosts four major intramural sports throughout the year: flag football, basketball, and co-ed soccer and volleyball in addition to the very popular annual Hellenic College vs. Holy Cross football and basketball games.
Marriage and Family Life
About one quarter of the students at HCHC are married, and most of these families live on campus. HCHC strives to provide a warm and supportive environment to help these families face the challenges of college and seminary life.
The Married Student Association (MSA) was formed to address the unique social, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of families on campus. It provides a forum for growth and support through educational presentations and discussions, including workshops, lectures, and retreats led by experienced clergy, lay leaders, and professionals.
Antonios A. Papathanasiou
Dean of Students