2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
WELCOME FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE
Welcome to CIU for the 2017-2018 school year.
If you are new to CIU, I want to offer a very
special welcome to you. If you are a continuing
student returning after a break, welcome back! I
hope you all will take some time to read through
the handbook, not just to know “the rules,” but
also to know why we do what we do. As you
know from your study of the Bible, context is im-
portant. Please read the opening pages carefully
so you get the context for all the information in
I pray that each of us has a year marked by ex-
cellence. Obviously, we all want to do well in our
school work. It is the main reason you are here.
Study hard, apply yourself with due diligence,
and enjoy the people around you. Don’t get so
deep in your books that you have no time for the Lord or for His people. It would
be a mistake for you or me to get so caught up in academics or work that we do
not take time for God’s only eternal creation – people. I need help with the balance
between, work, study, family, and rest too! I’ll leave you to ponder these verses
from 1 Peter 4 (ESV):
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use
it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as
one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength
that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus
Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Dean of Student Life