lake, the CIU soccer/softball field, the Ben Lippen School track, as well as
the basketball court and tennis courts behind the men’s residence halls. The
student center is open for TV viewing and other indoor activities. The grassy
area around the residence halls and inside campus (outside the cafeteria, the
quadrangle, etc.) should be quiet and restful, reserved for naps, reading and
group worship. The Pointe should also be considered a “quiet” area on the
Lord’s Day. Sanctioned athletics may occasionally occur on Sunday afternoon.
Opportunities for Spiritual Focus
Throughout the year we schedule particular opportunities for special spiritual
focus and ministry. Attendance at each of these opportunities is expected unless
excused in advance by the Student Life Office.
CIU is committed to the principle that prayer and faith should be
demonstrated in the life of every believer. For this reason prayer days will be
scheduled each semester with an emphasis on corporate prayer. Classes will
be cancelled or shortened; faculty, staff, and students are to be involved in
these days of prayer.
Fall 2015 Prayer Days:
Sept. 16, Oct. 27, and Nov. 17
Spring 2016 Prayer Days:
Jan. 27, Feb. 25, and March 29
Christian Life Conference:
CLC is a wonderful opportunity for spiritual renewal
and personal commitment for the CIU family. Rev. Doug Rutt from Christian
Family Chapel, an Independent, Non-denominational Bible Church, will be our
speaker in chapel the week of
September 14-17, 2015
World Christian Week:
CIU, as a corporate body, has the opportunity to
celebrate what God is doing in the world and to challenge our participation
in the Great Commission. WCW provides an excellent opportunity to interact
with mission representatives from all over the world and possibly receive
direction for the future. WCW will be the week of
February 22-25, 2016
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs
Use of alcohol, tobacco (including e-cigarettes), or illegal drugs of any kind is
prohibited. Exception: participation in communion at church where wine is served
is permitted. Students should not accept employment in businesses where the
primary function of the establishment is the serving of alcohol, even if food is also
served. A good question to keep in mind when considering employment is, “Would
this establishment be in existence if alcohol was not served?” If it would not, it is
not an appropriate place to work.
Movies, Music & Computer Use
Students are asked to practice godly discernment in their visual and listening choices.
We should limit our viewing and listening to material that does not violate biblical
principles of purity and worthiness in order to maintain personal purity and to avoid
being a stumbling block for one another or the gospel (II Cor. 6:3-10; I Tim. 4:12).
Movie ratings are unreliable guides as to the appropriateness of
any given movie. For example, movies rated PG may contain strong violence