2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
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Our commitment to spiritual formation includes recognizing that in this growth
process one can become aware of personal problems and concerns that require
God’s grace and truth through other people. Requesting help often takes courage
and is a sign of spiritual maturity as one desires to enhance his/her spiritual
growth and ability to minister more effectively to others. Too often we deny our
struggles or try to endure and suffer alone.
It is our hope that after a student takes the initiative to seek help, he/she will find
that the support, resources, and help available are well worth any perceived risk.
Examples of personal problems and concerns that students have disclosed and
for which they have received counsel and help at CIU include family issues, doubt,
temptation, depression, plagiarism, substance abuse, eating disorders, and various
forms of prohibited sexual conduct.
As a community we desire to walk alongside anyone working through these issues
with God’s help. Faculty members, advisors, Student Life personnel, the director of
Residence Life, the campus nurse, resident assistants, or other staff are available for
assistance. Faculty and Student Life staff can provide a reference to a professional
counselor working at a reduced rate in cooperation with CIU. Appointments for these
referrals must be made through the office of the associate dean for Student Life in
the Rossi Student Center or by calling 807-5236 or ext. 5236.
It must be noted that not all information shared can always be held in strict
confidence. Our concern is for the individual’s safety and well-being as well as that
of our entire community. Therefore, information about a risk of imminent harm
to self or others, including serious violations of CIU standards that could cause
significant harm to self or others (such as the use of alcoholic beverages or drugs,
sexual immorality, etc.), may need to be shared with the appropriate resource or
authority. This may be shared by the student or the faculty/staff person working
To get immediate help with suicidal thoughts, call the
1-800-273-8255. More information is available at their website,suicidepreventionlifeline.org
. You can also contact the Crisis Call Center by
texting “Answer” to 839863.
Drug-Free Campus Policy
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of
1989, CIU has adopted and implemented a Drug-Free Campus Substance Abuse
Policy. Information will be distributed via your student email and available in hard
copy during the school year.
Food Services and Dining Room
In addition to regular meal service, additional services include the following.
Sick trays are available with the student’s ID card.
Take-out meals are available for work or school-related conflicts. 24-hour
notice is requested. Specific requests can be made since meals can be
tailored to one’s liking.