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Accreditation

Accreditation and Memberships

Benedictine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; the Illinois State Board of Education, Teacher Certification Section; the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Benedictine University is approved by the American Chemical Society to award ACS certified B.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.

The undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and graduate Dietetic Internship program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040).

The University is a member of the following organizations:

  • the American Council on Education
  • the Council for Independent Colleges
  • the Association of Governing Boards
  • the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • the National Catholic Education Association
  • the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • the College Entrance Examination Board
  • the National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • the East-West Corporate Corridor Association
  • the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • the Associated Colleges of Illinois
  • the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area
  • the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education
  • the Corporate Partnership for Excellence in Education
  • the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • the Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • the National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • the National League for Nursing, the Institute of International Education, Inc.
  • the American Council on Education's Internationalization Collaborative
  • the National Association of International Educators
  • the Institute of International Education
  • the Forum on Education Abroad

The accreditations, approvals and certifications of the University are based upon the University's status at the time of this update. Accreditations, approvals and certifications are subject to review and modification from time to time.

Consortium - Expanded opportunities

Benedictine University is one of the institutions constituting the West Suburban Regional Academic Consortium. The University cooperates with nearby Aurora University and North Central College by providing the opportunity for students to enroll in courses at the other colleges and receive credit at the home institution.

Non-discrimination policy

Read our non-discrimination policy.

Title IX

Benedictine University, in accordance with local, state and federal law, is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and benefits to all students without regard to gender. Such opportunities and benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: student admissions, student employment, student financial assistance, student services, student activities, student housing, student academic standing and student conduct. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Associate Vice President of Student Life or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington D.C.

Services for students with disabilities

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by mandating provision of reasonable accommodations to make programs and activities accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Through the Student Success Center, Benedictine University provides support services to help ensure equal opportunity for students with special needs. Although the Student Success Center is able to respond to most requests, there are natural and legal limitations to what services can be provided. It is the University's goal to assist students in developing their potential in light of what is feasible and reasonable under the law. For more information about these services, please contact the Student Success Center.

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
30
Fall & Summer 2020 Term Registration Begins
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Fall & Summer 2020 Term Registration Begins

Date: March 30

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Melissa Tole    (602) 888-5502    mtole10@ben.edu

Mar
31
BenU on the Fly - Academic Opportunities & Support
Main Campus in Lisle
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Event Details

BenU on the Fly - Academic Opportunities & Support

Date: March 31

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Session

Event Sponsor: Admissions

Contact: Matt Jones    mjones@ben.edu

Event Description:

This BenU on the Fly session is hosted by our Chief Enrollment & Retention Officer, Karen Campana. She’ll cover a wide-range of topics pertaining to the academic opportunities available at Benedictine, including our 41 majors and 37 minors; academic support provided by our Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE); and our personal advising model – to map out your courses and a pathway to a career you’ll love.

Apr
7
BenU on the Fly - Creating Your Experience - Student Panel
Main Campus in Lisle
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Event Details

BenU on the Fly - Creating Your Experience - Student Panel

Date: April 07

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Session

Event Sponsor: Admissions

Contact: Matt Jones    mjones@ben.edu

Event Description:

Hear from some of our student leaders about what has made their Benedictine experience so unique – both inside and outside of the classroom. You’ll learn more about some of our 60+ clubs, student organizations and extracurricular activities. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come prepared with any questions you may have about life at BenU.

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