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2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook


values, attitudes and behavior, all other movies should be viewed only after a

biblically informed decision has been made. We ask students to refrain from

movies that diminish their concern for human suffering or decrease their

desire to live with purity in thought, word, and deed. The university reserves

the right to judge the suitability of any movie viewed in the residence halls or

on campus, and we all have a responsibility to encourage one another to live

with integrity in this area.


Words expressed in song have the power to move us in all aspects of our

lives. Our imagination can be stretched both for good and evil by the power of

these words. Therefore, our desire is that the music we listen to be pleasing to

the Lord and not have messages that violate biblical principles (I Cor. 14:7-26,

40; Phil. 4:8).

Computer Use

While the computer has brought much good into our lives and has given

us access to resources unavailable in the past, there are areas that require

vigilance so that we, as Christians, may avoid the temptations that coexist

with the good.


No viewing of pornography (Internet or otherwise) is acceptable.

Computer games:

Like movies, game ratings are unreliable and call for careful,

biblical discernment in choosing which games to play (see principles under


Social Media:

Technology affords us increasing opportunities for the free

flow of ideas and the expression of concerns and emotions, often in a

mistaken atmosphere of anonymity. We encourage the expression of ideas,

whether in the classroom, lunchroom, “dorm” room, or chat room. When

posting information, there is great potential and temptation to disregard

biblical principles of loving one another and respecting those in authority.

We encourage the exercise of discipline and integrity as you post and share,

just as we would in other areas of communication, written or verbal. All are

exhorted to ponder Phil. 4:8 and Eph. 4:3, 25, 29-32 before posting.

“Let no

unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good

for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to

those who hear”

(Eph. 4:29; NASB).

Human Sexuality


found in Section VI of this handbook. As stated in that section, in all of CIU’s

documents the terms “male,” “female,” “man,” “woman,” etc. refer to the biological

sex of a person at birth. The biological sex of a person at birth is clear except for

an extremely small percentage of births (perhaps 1/10 of 1%) in which there is a

genuine occurrence of sexual chromosome disorder.

The Bible is clear in its teaching that God created man in His own image, and in

this creation He created male and female (Gen. 1:27; Mt. 19:4). His design from

the very beginning was that a man and a woman would be joined together and

become one flesh (Gen. 2:24). This expression of marriage is affirmed throughout

Scripture and leaves no room for same-sex unions nor sexual expressions of

intimacy between those of the same sex. Therefore, we hold that marriage is