2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
GENERAL UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
Student Organizations and Leaders
The Student Government Association helps foster the mission of CIU among
the student body. The various student leaders represent student concerns and
needs to the administration and organize a variety of student events. To be eligible
to serve, a student must demonstrate the heart and character to serve as a
spiritual leader. Candidates must have a minimum 2.3 GPA (cum.), and it must be
maintained while in office. GPA requirements for some offices are higher (Student
Government and Union officers - 2.7; resident assistants - 2.7). Candidates must
not be under any formal school discipline (the Student Constitution provides
additional criteria and guidelines). Those interested in serving should check with
the student executives for procedures. After names are submitted, the Student Life
Division reviews nominated candidates’ credentials for final clearance to run for an
office. The various organizations are:
The Executive Team
is the head of the Student Government Association and is
responsible for guiding and leading the other student organizations, and in turn the
student body, in their efforts to fulfill the mission of CIU. This team consists of the
student body president, vice president of student body, vice president of student
activities, vice president of finance, vice president of communications and the
The Student Senate
is a collective body of student leaders responsible for
representing the students before the administration and communicating back
to the students. The presidents of all organizations representing a specific
demographic of students serve on the Senate, led by the vice president of the
The Student Union
provides social and outreach activities for students. Various
concerts, socials and community opportunities will be available. Check the CIU
calendar for upcoming events.
Student Mission Connection
plans regional prayer groups and other activities to
inform and involve the CIU community in making Christ known worldwide.
is the annual yearbook prepared by students and their advisor.
African American Student Association
primarily serves the CIU body and the
Columbia community by building bridges between ethnic cultures.
serves and represents the needs of MK (Missionary Kid) and TCK (Third
Culture Kid) students.
The International Student Association
serves international students studying at CIU.
The Grad Life Council
is the student organization responsible for serving the
spiritual and community needs of graduate-level students.
The Married Student Association
serves all married and single-parent members
of the student body.