Welcome to the CIU Online Community home page! I'm so glad you took the time to stop by. In your online courses, you will find devotions each week in the discussion area. I hope you take the time to read the devotions and provide some meaningful input for your fellow students.
I remember very well the stresses and challenges of online study. I spent four years working on my Ph.D. through online study. Some of the most meaningful discussions were devotions with other students and our online professor, who was also a minister.
I want you to know that I'm here for you. If you need to chat or talk, just let me know and I will schedule a time for us to talk. No problem is too big or too small. God knows what you are going through, and He never intends for us to carry the burden by ourselves.
I am a resource for you, no matter what is going on in your life. Having served many years as a Chaplain in the United States Army, I understand what it means to keep your information confidential. This is exactly why CIU has chosen to have an Online Community Chaplain, so that you may have a confidential source to discuss any issue you may be facing.
To learn more about services, support, and policies available to you as an online student, view the CIU Global Student Handbook.
Please feel free to complete the form below.
Dr. Dave West
Online Community Chaplain