Security Officer

40 hours/12 months
January 02, 2017


The Security Officer will perform in a professional manner routine daily security duties to protect the campus community and assets of Columbia International University.The satisfactory performance of these duties will result in a safe and secure environment for the campus community to live, work, and study.



  • Maintain the physical security of buildings and facilities by conducting walk-throughs, door checks, and by following lock/unlock schedules.
  • Maintain the security of campus grounds to protect campus community and facilities by frequent vehicle and foot patrols or by manning an access control point.
  • Continually be observant of individuals and situations that may compromise the security and safety of the campus community and facilities.
  • Be observant for maintenance issues that require attention.
  • Enforce campus parking and traffic regulations.
  • Complete necessary reports and paperwork as required.
  • Maintain a professinal appearance and attitude.
  • Work as a team with other officers and the campus community.


  • Ability to analyze problems and select proper corrective action.
  • Must be 21 years of age in order to meet state requirements for security officer.
  • Ability to be certified in the use of firearms and non-lethal weapons such as OC spray and baton.
  • Ability to complete additional training as required.
  • Good all-around public relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to keep good composure in all situations.
  • Ability to work alone and remain alert to surroundings.
  • Flexibility in days and hours available for work, including weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to sit and drive for long periods of time.
  • Ability to stand on feet for a long period of time.
  • Good physical condition.
  • High school diploma.
  • One year of law enforcement or security experience.


Honors Program

The Honors Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students who are academically talented to enhance their educational experience at CIU through personal engagement, intellectual involvement and a sense of community. Successful participation in the program gives highly qualified students the ability to become skilled in their specific disciplines and the personal satisfaction of having accomplished the most innovative and challenging program available.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Complete a series of Honors-designated courses in their major
  • Enjoy engaging with other like-minded students
  • Engage critically with readings of the classical writings in human history
  • Further develop skills in oral and written communication, research and critical thinking
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Working one-on-one with faculty


  • Minimum score of 1250 on the new SAT or 27 on the ACT
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Undergraduate student who has been accepted to CIU
  • Invited to apply for Honors Program after acceptance

CIU Shining Lights on Both Sides of the Broad River

December 13, 2016
Timothy Wolff celebrates after earning his master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies

“It is time for us as faith-walkers, now more than ever, to let our lights shine in a dark world – and especially this place we call home, The United States of America.”

That was the charge to the December graduates on the main campus of Columbia International University. The commencement address was given by South Carolina State Sen. Darrell Jackson, a CIU alumnus who is also pastor of Bible Way Church of Atlas Road in Columbia.  

Ben Lippen School Bus Driver

Ben Lippen School
December 13, 2016

The Ben Lippen School bus driver will drive for field trips, school sporting events, and possibly morning and/or afternoon routes to/from the SAR campus. 


  • A completed application with 2 references is required
  • A background check and acceptable driving record is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with valid SC Driver's license.
  • CDL license - Training for CDL license will be provided if applicant does not have one. 
  • Experience with older buses is a plus, but not required. 
  • Flexible schedule

 If interested, please contact Kim Carlen at or (803)807-4197.

How our Churches Ignore the Disabled

December 07, 2016
Dr. Johnny Miller, professor emeritus, CIU Seminary & School of Ministry

Is your church sensitive to the physically disabled within the congregation? That’s a question raised by Dr. Johnny V. Miller, professor emeritus in the CIU Seminary & School of Ministry. Miller, who also served as CIU’s fourth president from 1991-1999, asks the question as one who is himself physically disabled.

In a guest editorial in The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, Miller wrote:

CIU Alumnus Mending Shattered Lives

December 07, 2016
Rob Settle, executive director, Providence Home, Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia International University alumnus Rob Settle oversees a haven for men with shattered lives. He is the executive director of Providence Home for men in Columbia, South Carolina. The mission of the ministry is simple:

"To help stabilize the living conditions of dislocated men and to encourage progress in realizing their full personal potential in self-sufficient living through the power of Jesus Christ."


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