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Disability Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CIU provides disability accommodations on an individualized basis.

Those accommodations can include test adjustments, printed media reformatted to audio, course substitution, readers, tutors, note-takers, study groups and proctored testing.

CLEP testing and proctoring, missed and online course exams are additional services. Details are online at Academic Services.

Career Services

The Career Services office at CIU is your go-to resource for finding a job while you’re on campus or getting your career started after you leave our biblical university and seminary.

Help in Finding Jobs & Careers

The CIU JobBoard is the place to start the search for an on-campus or off-campus job to help with expenses for school, a ministry for your Christian Service Learning (CSL), an internship for your major, a summer job, or your first job after graduation. You will need to create a user ID and password to use the JobBoard.

Student Employment

Would you like to earn money while earning your degree? Part-time student worker positions on-campus may be available for eligible degree-seeking students enrolled at least half-time. Look on the CIU JobBoard for job openings on in our library, cafeteria, Admissions or Financial Aid offices and other departments.

Numerous job opportunities in and around the Columbia area are also posted on the JobBoard. Most are part time and many pay more than campus jobs. Your own transportation will generally be needed.

Career Assistance

When it’s time to graduate, CIU Career Services provides:

  • Personal career advising and prayer
  • Writing instructions and critiquing for resumes and cover letters
  • Tips for job hunting and interviewing
  • Referrals to job search databases
  • Career fair listings
  • A professional career assessment and counseling

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships, which provide scholarship assistance for full-time graduate students, are also available. Candidates for graduate assistantships are selected in the spring prior to the academic year. To apply, contact the Financial Aid Office at 800-777-2227, ext. 5031.


Contact Career Services

Phone:   (803) 807-5076

Email:  Careerservices@ciu.edu

WebsiteMyCIU, under Career Services

Location:  Administration Building, 2nd floor

Hours:  Monday - Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (occasionally closed for lunch, chapels and classroom presentations) 

Academic Resources

As a CIU student, be sure to take advantage of a number of academic resources.

Should you need access to a computer to complete your homework assignments, there is a computer lab on the second floor of Ridderhoff.

Tutoring and academic coaching are available in our Academic Success Center. There you can also get study resources on a variety of topics.

Career services can help guide your course of study and serve as a resource center for employment while on campus, as well as well-connected assistance in your career search after graduation.

We encourage everyone to participate in the vibrant student life at CIU. A balance of academic and social activities is key to maintaining mental and physical health and avoiding burnout when studies get intense.

Becoming familiar with the helpful people in student accounting can eliminate stress related to paying for your education. They oversee financial aid disbursements and ensure that each student is current with tuition and any other payments and fees.

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for all academic records, transcripts, academic calendar and policies. Knowing your status with the registrar is a great way to stay on track to graduation day.

The G. Allen Fleece Library provides students with everything from access to news articles and academic journals to help with citations and writing research papers. Oh, and there are lots of good, old-fashioned books to read, too, from a dizzying array of theologians and other Christian writers.

Club Sports

Sometimes students develop a passion for an intramural sport that leads to a demand to play in a league. If you have an interest in starting a club sports team, contact the Athletics Department for help with facilitating the process.

Club sports take you off campus into a league, offering a higher level of competition than intramurals. CIU hosts city league teams at the club level, and they include coaching, tryouts and regular practice schedules.

CIU's city league soccer team occasionally plays in-season games against local colleges.

 

Moore Fitness Center

Stretch, curl, lift and run.

The Moore Fitness Center is headquarters for physical fitness for students wanting to keep their body as sharp as their minds.

Visit the fitness center to keep in shape and relieve stress throughout the school year. You can work out early in the mornings or late at night.

The center maintains long hours for unscheduled recreation, and doubles as the home court for the CIU Rams men’s and women’s basketball teams, and all the intramural teams and club sports.

Along with the gym itself, there’s a weight room and a cardiovascular room with all the latest machines such as treadmills, recumbent bicycles and ellipticals. And for group exercise, energetic aerobics classes can have a room of their own.

The center also has a small library of popular DVD and video game-based workouts. Sports equipment may be borrowed from the front desk for up to one week at no charge. 

The center is free to all students, faculty and staff. Alumni can join for $30 a month or $75 a year.  

Moore Fitness Center Hours

Weekdays:      6 a.m.      -     Midnight

Saturday:         9 a.m.      -     Midnight

Sunday:           CLOSED

Campus Recreation & Fitness

Much like your spiritual walk, maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires dedication and commitment.

The Moore Fitness Center has a full range of amenities, from free weights to a cardiovascular room. Moore Fitness Center hosts CIU intramural sports, too.

Intramural sports are free for all students, staff and alumni and offer a great way to make friends and stay in shape.  A competitive step up from intramurals, club sports also prepare the CIU student for intercollegiate athletics.

Our beautiful, 400-acre campus also features seven miles of trails for jogging, hiking, biking — including great places to stop along the way for a moment of prayer or contemplation, including the Prayer Towers overlooking a pond.

Special Needs Amenities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CIU provides disability accommodations on an individualized basis.

Those accommodations can include test adjustments, printed media reformatted to audio, course substitution, readers, tutors, note-takers, study groups and proctored testing.

CLEP testing and proctoring missed and online exams are also available. Details are online at Academic Services.

Contact Academic Success Center

Phone: (803) 807-5611

Email: academicsuccess@ciu.edu

Health Services

Health Services

Got health concerns? Just want to be sure there’s help available here if ever you need it? It’s good to know that CIU’s on-campus health services and providers are ready to support the physical well-being of students.

The Health Services Clinic is open Monday through Friday during spring and fall semesters when classes are in session.

The clinic provides nursing assessments and recommendations, referrals, over-the-counter medication, screening and weekly doctor’s appointments. Hours of operation are posted at the beginning of each semester.

Vaccine/Health Requirements for Course Registration

For students taking courses on the CIU Columbia campus during a regular semester, the following requirements apply: 

  • Students born after 1956 must provide proof of immunity to measles and rubella with either official immunization records or proof of immune blood titer tests
  • All students must provide proof of a tuberculosis (TB) skin-screening test done within the year prior to enrollment
  • All students must provide proof of insurance coverage or purchase a policy available through CIU.   
  • All students must complete and submit the Pre-Registration Medical Requirements Form before you can register for classes. If you have questions about the form, please contact Sally Kennedy at 1-800-777-2227, ext. 5056, or skennedy@ciu.edu . The form is due by July 1 for August registration and by Dec. 15 for spring registration.    

Health Insurance

Each semester, all students taking classes on campus must enroll in the CU insurance plan or waive it by providing proof of a qualifying policy from another health insurance plan by the last day of drop/add. 

Students will be able to waive coverage or enroll themselves and additional family members, verify coverage, and monitor claims via the student insurance website.

Please note: Besides insurance information and immunization records, the form requires a TB (tuberculosis) test within the year prior to enrollment. Make sure you have the test results listed on the form and submit the completed form prior to your orientation session. 

Campus Security

Campus Security is responsible for the safety and security of CIU students, faculty, staff and facilities.Campus Security patrols CIU's campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Every department and office at CIU works with the Campus Security to promote a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

While in a quiet, rural area, Campus Security patrols CIU 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and reports all criminal activity, emergencies and safety issues to the appropriate officials and authorities. Campus Security also locks and unlocks all facilities as requested by authorized supervisory personnel.

Campus Security works closely with the dean of Student Life in regards to student violations of CIU policies and regulations.

Questions or suggestions regarding procedures and responses should be directed to the campus security director. 

Contact Campus Security

Bob Register, campus security director

(803) 807-5010

bregister@ciu.edu

 

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