Christian Outreach and Renewal, also known as COR, is a student group at Marymount California University that is aligned with the aims of Campus Ministry. COR is also the Latin word for “heart,” and the COR group seeks to nourish the heart of our community by providing spiritual events and volunteer activities that exemplify the University’s mission and core values.
The organization’s Constitution states: “The purpose of COR is to provide opportunities to develop spiritual and religious maturity; to open avenues for transforming the heart, mind and soul of each individual according to his or her own creed; and to empower our student body to become agents of change and service to our community and society. Although COR is a Christian-inspired organization, it welcomes all members of the University community, regardless of religious background, and supports them in their own spiritual journey. Membership in this organization is open to all students at Marymount who are interested in developing their spiritual growth, expanding their knowledge of religion and serving others.”
Throughout the year, the group helps students discover and deepen their spirituality. In the past members have planned:
- Clothing and canned food drives
- Local community service projects, such as outreach to the homeless
- Spiritual hikes to Temescal Canyon
- Social events like volleyball and ping-pong tournaments
- Fundraising efforts for local and global needs
COR works with other service groups on campus and assists Campus Ministry with its programs.