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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.

(Definition and information from



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 through


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

been made.

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. These areas

could be potentially dangerous.