What are we?

The Coptic Clubs of the Los Angeles Diocese are student-run organizations that provide a community for undergraduate and graduate students within the Orthodox Christian faith tradition.

What do we do?

Each Coptic Club typically meets weekly for a talk and discussion with a guest speaker, followed by dinner. Other events include:

  • Prayer meetings

  • Bible studies

  • Church services

  • Service projects

  • Social events such as dinners, bonfires, potlucks, sporting events, etc.

The clubs also join together periodically for retreats, and other fun social events. 

Sounds great, how do I join?

History of Coptic Clubs in Southern California

Coptic students first met informally at various colleges beginning in the 1990s. The first formal club was started in 1993 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) by undergraduate Coptic students. It was spearheaded by the twin brothers Hany and Nagui Abdelsayed, now known as Bishop Kyrillos Abdelsayed and Father David Abdelsayed. This was shortly followed at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Over the years the number of clubs has increased throughout Southern California, and there are currently clubs at most major universities.