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Again, even with the permission slip, we are bound by what we can discuss with parents. This needs to be communication between the student and the Registrar's office.
According to FERPA regulations, only your student can give you that information. Even if we have the permission slip giving parents access to student's academic information, we cannot give out grades - even to the student.
Yes, on campus students are required to attend chapel four days a week (Tuesday through Friday). For many students chapel times are a highlight of their CIU experience.
Living with another person is a life skill. The Student Life team will work to assist the students in learning to communicate with one another. There are RAs (Residence Assistants) on each floor who will provide help with these issues. After seeking assistance from an RA, the student can talk with Mike Thompson, the Director of Residence Life, or a Student Life Chaplain if the problem continues. It is our policy to only make room assignment changes at the end of the semester, but exceptions will be made if it is deemed absolutely necessary.
*In light of FERPA which indicates parents can only be contacted with student permission*
We want to encourage parent-student communication and involvement. The Student Life team will share their own phone with a student to assist in calling parents if there is a medical emergency or we have the student authorize us so that we can contact parents. However, when it comes to students involved in counseling, etc., we encourage the student to personally communicate with the parent.
The fact that our students cannot go to Greenville or Charlotte for a concert and be back before 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. helps make the case for the later curfew. However, the main point is that learning to make choices and balance one's own time is a major part of the college experience. Students rarely use the late curfew, but it is there when it is needed. If they use it a lot in their first semester they realize it cannot continue and make changes rather quickly.
CIU has 6 traditional residence halls which house mainly undergraduates. Each semester approximately 330 students live in our residence halls.
All single undergraduate students under 23 are required to live on campus. Undergraduate students living with family within commuting distance (50 miles) must live on campus during their first two semesters at CIU. Students may move off campus if they will turn 23 during that semester. Seniors and those who are 22 may petition to live in the on-campus apartments.