2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
who has no morning classes may request a permanent chapel excuse.
Instructions for permanent chapel excuses can be found onmy.ciu.edu
the main page under Request Permanent Chapel Excuse. Permanent chapel
excuse requests can be made by completing the form and clicking the Submit
button at the bottom of that page. Requests will be approved via email.
Permanent chapel excuses are issued on a semester-by-semester basis.
Six chapel absences are permitted for all students each semester. Studying
around campus is not permitted during the chapel hour except for resident
students in their rooms taking one of their six absences. Excessive absences
may result in an “unsatisfactory” course grade and a delayed graduation.
Students are required to listen to each President’s Chapel (Drs. Smith and Jones)
even if absent. United chapel messages may be heard atpodcast.ciu.edu .
Seminary and Graduate School students:
All students must fulfill a chapel
requirement. All President’s Chapels by Drs. Smith and Jones are required as
a part of the chapel program.
will report fulfillment of the chapel requirement through a
non-credit, satisfactory/unsatisfactory course, CHL 5001, 5002, or 5003, for
which they must register. All certificate and master’s degree program students
must attend at least 15 chapels per semester during the following number of
semesters according to the length of their program: Certificate and one-year
M.A.s — one semester; two year M.A.s — two semesters; three year M.Div.s —
Graduate School students
will have their chapel requirement explained within
their academic program. Advisors should be contacted for details or if there
Seminary and graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend chapels
on campus. Those who are unable to do so may fulfill the requirement by
listening to the digital version of the chapel online atpodcast.ciu.edu
Lord’s Day/Sunday Observance
We recognize Sunday as a special day of rest, worship, and service to the Lord. We
expect our students to be involved in a local church and to attend Sunday school
or a Bible study group, as well as the worship service of that church. We encourage
rest on Sunday, but we also recognize employers may require students to work.
Limited employment is permitted. Studying after 6:30 p.m. is also permitted.
Give your mind and body a well-deserved break!
Please refrain from work as much as possible and from
studying before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
On-campus observance and activity:
The chief purpose and desire for the day
remains worship, service and genuine rest for the body and soul. Recreational
activities (not including intramurals) are permitted after 1 p.m. at the CIU
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