The Orthodox Christian Studies Graduate Association (OCSGA) exists to:
- foster community between graduate students and faculty at Fordham University whose academic work relates to the field of Orthodox Studies or who are members of the Orthodox Church working in other fields of studies
- provide opportunities to its members for sharing of research, consideration of questions relevant to contemporary Orthodoxy and Orthodox Studies, professional formation as Orthodox scholars, reflection on Orthodoxy and the academy, and fellowship;
- cultivate interest in the field of Orthodox Studies (as complementary to, yet distinct from, Early Christian and Byzantine Studies) in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center in the Department of Theology.
The OCSGA is an informal society open to graduate students and faculty in all programs and departments at Fordham University. It meets several times each semester for relaxed discussion, presentations from invited speakers, and social activities. It also organizes a weekly celebration of Orthodox Vespers on Thursdays (when class is in session) at 5.30pm in the Blue Chapel at Rose Hill.