CIU News

  • CIU Hoop for Hope basketball camp.
    200 Columbia-Area youth hear the gospel at Hoop for Hope camp

    CIU Rams learn to “coach” youth on basketball and life

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University Assistant Athletics Director Kim Abbott says this was the plan for CIU athletics from Day 1.

    As Abbott stood on the steps overlooking the...

  • Recidivism in CIU’s Prison Initiative is Zero Percent!

    It’s true. Among graduates of Columbia International University’s Prison Initiative the recidivism rate is zero percent. That’s phenomenal when you consider that a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed 68 percent of inmates released from prison were re-arrested within three years.

    Each year about a dozen student-inmates graduate from CIU with an...

  • CIU students ready to make an impact in government

    Trip to D.C. includes address from the president and vice president

    By Bob Holmes

    Nearly 50 Columbia International University students learned to make an impact in the Nation’s Capital, as well as at home at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority...

  • James Morgan
    CIU Leadership Luncheon emphasizes leadership through humility

    Lessons from a former Krispy Kreme CEO

    By Bob Holmes

    Anne Marie Green was so excited about what she was hearing at the Columbia International University Leadership Luncheon that she tweeted it out right away: “Culture is the platform for strategy and vision.”


  • CIU Prison Initiative plays vital role in preventing inmate suicides

    South Carolina inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative provide an important listening ear to fellow inmates on suicide watch. The student-inmates have become known as Health Companions who routinely check on their peers who are going through significant challenges and may be suicidal.

    That’s just one ministry of the 157 CIU Prison Initiative alumni who serve as chaplain...

  • 10 Great Reasons to earn your MBA online at CIU

    Take it from a man with an extensive background in business and business education. There are at least 10 great reasons to earn your MBA online at Columbia International University.

    Dr. Thomas E. Griffin, the program director of CIU’s online business programs, is much more than an educator. His wide-ranging professional experience adds depth of insight to CIU’s business...

Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed a... Read More
Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor... Read More
A review by Joseph KnightCIU Student Writer Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. I was excited as I... Read More
CIU Donor Appreciation Luncheon
By Bob HolmesVladyslav Hruntkovskyi wants to go back to his home country of the Ukraine to serve in the world of business. But the Business & Organizational Leadership major told CIU scholarship... Read More
House of Virtus wins the 2018 House CupBy Joseph KnightCIU Student WriterSurrounded by yells, cheers, and horn-blowing, over 25 men from the House of Virtus rushed to the stage of Shortess Chapel to... Read More
CIU Undergraduate Overnight Event
Dozens of young people got a taste of college life at the Undergraduate Overnight Event at Columbia International University in early April.They sat in on a class, mingled with professors and slept... Read More
A Columbia International University seminary student holds some impressive credentials. Tom Mullikin, who is working on a Master of Divinity degree in Chaplaincy, was recently inducted into three... Read More
Jannique Stewart of the Life Training Institute
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterThe Columbia International University student body contemplated some profound questions about life during an April Chapel: “Do some human beings matter more than... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterThe messianic deliverance from sin and into salvation was symbolized by a Seder observance at Columbia International University in April. The Seder was hosted by the... Read More
Setting up for disc golf on the CIU campus.
By Joseph KnightCIU Student WriterNearly three dozen Columbia International University students were up before sunrise on a Saturday, motivated by the prospects of CIU’s first disc golf course... Read More
Michelle Raven, CIU student of Intercultural Studies
Columbia International University was well represented at this year’s Southeast Regional Conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS).Nearly half of the 23 papers presented at the... Read More
An eye-popping redesign of the Columbia International University student center and cafeteria will begin in spring 2019. The renovations will create more space in the cafeteria, add an additional... Read More