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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

May
14
2021 Interfaith Baccalaureate Virtual Ceremony
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

2021 Interfaith Baccalaureate Virtual Ceremony

Date: May 14

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Online Streaming

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University

Contact: Office of the Associate Provost    commencement@ben.edu

Event Description:

2021 Interfaith Baccalaureate Virtual Ceremony

We welcome all graduates and their guests
to attend the 2021 Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony 

Friday, May 14, 2021
7:00 p.m. CST

Online streaming details will be forthcoming.

May
15
One Benedictine Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

One Benedictine Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Date: May 15

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Contact: Office of the Associate Provost    commencement@ben.edu

Event Description:

Your graduation day is almost here!

Congratulations on all the hard work it took to get where you are today. Your Benedictine journey is nearly complete, but before you can close those books and turn the tassel on the next chapter of your life, we encourage you to review the following information so that you can make sure everything is set for the big day.

131st Commencement Convocations

One Benedictine Virtual Commencement Ceremony

All Benedictine University graduates and their guests
are invited to attend the 2021 Commencement Ceremony
to celebrate our Graduates!

Saturday, May 15, 2021
7:00 p.m. CST

Online streaming details will be forthcoming.

May
15
2021 Commencement Mass
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM
Event Details

2021 Commencement Mass

Date: May 15

Time: 9:00 AM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Livestreamed on Campus Ministry YouTube

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University

Contact: Office of the Associate Provost    commencement@ben.edu

Event Description:

2021 Commencement Mass

We would like to welcome all graduates and their guests
to attend the 2021 Commencement Mass

Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. CST

 

Our celebrant for Mass will be

Fr. Steven Borello
Vocations Director for the Diocese of Joliet  

Mass will be livestreamed on the Campus Ministry You Tube page.

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