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2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook


coverage must extend for the entire academic year, including holidays and


coverage must allow for an unlimited benefit amount per injury/sickness

per policy year

the pre-existing condition limitation cannot exceed six months

coverage must allow for repatriation of mortal remains and medical


Vacation Periods and CIU Standards

Vacation periods (between semesters when you are not enrolled) provide

continued opportunity for students to apply biblical principles to daily living.

(Under the semester system, students are enrolled during Fall break, Thanksgiving,

and Spring break. Therefore they are not considered vacation periods.) We are

commanded to pursue holiness all of our lives, in every aspect of our lives, and in

every location. We all should always seek to love God first, with all our heart, soul,

mind, and strength, even when we are “on vacation.”

Pursue holiness and honor God first — even on vacation.

The biblical principle is:

“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were

yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy

yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE

HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.’ If you address as Father the One who impartially

judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during

the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with

perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from

your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and

spotless, the blood of Christ” (I Peter 1:14-19; NASB).

The ruling principle is:

“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable...” (I Cor. 6:12; NASB).

The practical application is that when one sets other boundaries away from

school, it is difficult to discontinue them when he/she returns to school.

Therefore, although we do not supervise students’ lifestyles during these

periods, any failure to observe the absolute standards of Scripture, particularly

in the moral area, is serious and will result in disciplinary action. Read what

Donald Miller wrote: “There is a moral law, to be sure, but moral law is not our

path to heaven; our duty involves knowing and being known by Christ. Positive

morality, then, the stuff of natural law, is but an offering, a sweet tasting fruit

in the mouth of God. It is obedience and an imitation of our pure and holy

Maker; and immorality—the act of ignoring the concepts and precepts of

goodness—is a dagger in God’s heart.” [Miller, Donald. (2004).

Searching For

God Knows What.

Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., p. 160.]