Harassment is contrary to Scripture, morally wrong, and illegal (see Title IX
under the Student Appeal and Grievance Policy). We specifically forbid sexual
harassment or any threatening and offensive conduct or expressions with respect
to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability,
or age. Anyone who believes he/she has been harassed by a fellow student, CIU
employee, or visitor to our campus, or knows someone who has, should report
this to the dean of Student Life. All cases will be reviewed and investigated in
confidence, except as required by applicable law.
Harassment can include a pattern of remarks, gestures, jokes, physical contact,
teasing, excessive attention, bullying, picture(s), or written material that a person
finds personally threatening, derogatory, offensive, or unwanted. Sometimes
individuals responsible for these actions may not know that they are offensive.
It should be noted that when one member of the CIU family encourages another
member to abide by biblical and the CIU community lifestyle standards, it is not
harassment, provided it is done in a respectful and loving manner. Students feeling
harassed should tell the person harassing that he/she is being offensive and should
also notify the dean of Student Life.
Bullying is “unwanted, aggressive behavior among students that involves a real or
perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be
repeated, over time.” Bullies “use their power - such as physical strength, access to
embarrassing information, or popularity - to control or harm others. Power imbalances
can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.”
Bullying can be verbal, social, or physical, and can occur on or off campus, during or
after school hours, and online or in person. “Bullying includes actions such as making
threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding
someone from a group on purpose,” actions that a reasonable person would consider
inappropriate. (Definition and information fromwww.stopbullying.gov
The “Insider” is a weekly publication that keeps the CIU family aware of various
activities and events. It also lists the weekly chapel schedule. You are responsible for
information provided in the “Insider.” The “Insider” is distributed throughmy.ciu.edu .
Lake and Surrounding Areas (including the Broad River)
The lake area and the pavilion are available for picnics and socials. Reservations
may be made through the Student Life Office, 807-5234 or ext. 5234.
Lake area hours are from dawn to dusk unless prior arrangements have
Swimming is not permitted in the lake.
To fish in the CIU lake without a state fishing license, one must either
live on campus or use only a cane pole and live bait. All others must have
a state fishing license.
Walking on railroad property (especially the railroad tracks) and the sand
pits is prohibited by law. This includes the area between the tracks and
the Broad River.
Canoeing and swimming in the Broad River are not permitted.
Students should not walk alone to the lake area or the woods. Caution is
necessary; these areas could be potentially dangerous.