It’s true. Among graduates of Columbia International University’s Prison Initiative the recidivism rate is zero percent. That’s phenomenal when you consider that a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed 68 percent of inmates released from prison were re-arrested within three years.
Each year about a dozen student-inmates graduate from CIU with an...
Anne Marie Green was so excited about what she was hearing at the Columbia International University Leadership Luncheon that she tweeted it out right away: “Culture is the platform for strategy and vision.”
South Carolina inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative provide an important listening ear to fellow inmates on suicide watch. The student-inmates have become known as Health Companions who routinely check on their peers who are going through significant challenges and may be suicidal.
That’s just one ministry of the 157 CIU Prison Initiative alumni who serve as chaplain...
Pastor Benny Tate speaks at annual Christian Life ConferenceBy Joseph Knight and Bob HolmesColumbia International University celebrated the annual Christian Life Conference Week in September,... Read More
The musings of student writers Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight during Hurricane FlorenceI was in the Library when we found out that classes were cancelled for the rest of the week. The governor had... Read More
President Mark Smith delivers first message in renovated Shortess ChapelBy Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterColumbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer blew the shofar as the sound resounded... Read More
Columbia International University is ranked #1 among colleges and universities in South Carolina by BestColleges.com.The website’s rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students... Read More
Columbia International University students got up a little early on a Saturday morning recently and joined hands with community members as they worked to beautify the Monticello Road corridor leading... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterHoke Auditorium could hardly contain the energy at the 2018 Throwdown signally the beginning of the annual House Collective.The Throwdown is a series of competitive... Read More
The fall enrollment numbers are in and Columbia International University is blessed with an increasing number of students to be educated from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Welcome Week introduced new CIU students to life on campus and involved them in creative activities. The warm reception was greatly appreciated by the freshmen and... Read More
After thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from her church, CIU Business Professor Amy Dubois prays that whoever took it will understand that it was wrong and come to salvation through Jesus... Read More