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2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook




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

the handbook.

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.

Rick Swift

Dean of Student Life