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).
God Knows What.
Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., p. 160.]