2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Animals on Campus
No animals, with the exception of approved service animals, are allowed on
campus or in campus buildings at any time.
Student attire should reflect the principles of modesty, respect for fellow students,
staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as personal dignity. We ask that students’
families observe this dress code while on campus.
Students may be limited in the wearing of visible body
piercings while officially representing CIU (academic related ministry,
athletics, choir, etc.).
Students who are responsible to lead people in worship
and minister God’s Word should dress appropriately. Questions should be
directed to the associate dean for Student Life.
Classes and Chapels:
Sweats, pajamas, and lounge pants are not permitted at
these times. Footwear is required in all buildings except residence halls.
Sweats, pajamas, and lounge pants are not permitted in class or in chapel.
Clothes should be clean and modest. T-shirts should
not convey inappropriate or questionable messages. Clothing is to be gender
Modesty is the overriding principle of consideration. Shirts are required
in the presence of women during athletics, recreation, and exercise. Men are
not permitted to wear sleeveless shirts or undershirts (only) to class or chapel.
Hats are to be removed in chapel. Our standard for male hairstyles requires
that hair be neat, clean, and well-kept. Certain departments may have different
requirements while students are representing CIU in an official capacity.
For swimming or sunbathing, tankinis or modestly cut one-piece
bathing suits are required for women, noting that modesty is the expectation
for all suits. Bikinis are not appropriate for women or men.
Modesty is the overriding principle of consideration. Specific
guidelines for modesty include refraining from wearing any clothing which
is low-cut, tight, see-through, or short. Shorts (with or without leggings
underneath), skirts, and dresses should extend below the fingertips when
standing with arms at one’s side.
Shorts, skirts, and dresses should extend below the fingertips when standing
with arms at one’s side.
In keeping with an expectation of modesty on campus, leggings
(and all forms of athletic tights) may be worn in public only while exercising or
participating in athletic events. Students wearing leggings going to or from an
athletic activity should go directly to where they are going and should change
into normal attire before entering campus buildings other than the fitness