CHRISTIAN STUDENT COMMUNITIES
Not only is CCSI bringing scholarly Christian perspectives to students, we are providing safe, healthy opportunities for Christian community as an alternative to the destructive and soul-degrading lifestyles so often found in dormitories, Greek houses and off-campus apartment life.
Fraternities and sororities are closing their doors across the country, victims of their own high-risk behavior. CCSI sees this national trend as a providential opportunity! CCSI is committed to acquiring Greek houses adjacent to university campuses to accommodate Study Center offices, libraries and classrooms, and to form Christian residential learning communities.
We believe that community is not only central to God’s design for life and learning, it provides an important “looking glass” opportunity for others to see grace and truth in real life. Many students who wouldn’t darken the door of a church will visit their friends at a CCSI house and join the residents for a meal, house event, or just to “hang.” In the process they see Christian faith in action.
Not surprisingly, Christian parents have been enthusiastic about these faith-based student residential communities, since this opportunity allows their students to be close to a major university campus, and yet live in a safer, healthier environment than is available in traditional on-campus and off-campus options.
The student housing division of CCSI seeks to provide high quality residential communities, programs, and services for college and university students. This includes:
* Offering a welcoming residential community for students who are interested in exploring faith in the context of their collegiate experience.
* Creating a flourishing Center of exchange in which a Christian vision of life is discussed, debated and explored in the context of other viewpoints in the contemporary academy.
* Creating a safe environment in which residents can explore faith issues in lively discussion, yet without pressure or intimidation.
* Offering students opportunities for Bible study, worship, prayer, fellowship, and service.
All residents must sign the following covenant:
As members of a CCSI residential community, we will seek to maintain high standards of integrity in all areas of life. We will treat others with dignity and respect, and respond to those who differ with us with civility and consideration. We will seek to live an exemplary life and cultivate habits of moral excellence. We will refrain from explicit immodesty, use of pornography, all sexual relations outside the bounds of marriage, illegal or immoderate consumption of any alcoholic beverage, on-campus use or storage of such beverages, any use of an illegal drug, or on-campus storage thereof, and any illegal use of a non-prescription or prescription drug.