2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
harassment or any threatening and offensive conduct or expressions with respect
to (including but not limited to) race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, 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, and
appropriate corrective action will be taken.
Harassment may include a pattern of remarks, gestures, jokes, physical contact,
teasing, excessive attention, bullying, pictures, 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 may 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 via electronic communication 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.
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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
Canoeing and swimming in the Broad River are not permitted.
Students should not walk alone to the lake area or the woods. These areas
could be potentially dangerous.