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 baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree programs in nursing at are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

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 American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • the Illinois Association of Colleges of 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

Commencement Mass
Mesa Branch Campus
11:00 AM
Event Details

Commencement Mass

Date: May 17

Time: 11:00 AM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall, Community Room

Contact: Deb Cagle

Event Description:

Join us as we celebrate our graduates!

132nd Annual Commencement
Mesa Branch Campus
6:30 PM
Event Details

132nd Annual Commencement

Date: May 17

Time: 6:30 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Mesa Convention Center, Building C

Contact: Deb Cagle

Event Description:

Registration Required

Family and guests welcome!

Mesa Convention Center, Building C
263 North Center Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Gratuates ARRIVE by 5:30 p.m.

Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group
Mesa Branch Campus
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Details

Summer Faith & Justice Reading Group

Date: June 08

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Library, Center for Benedictine Values, Campus Ministry, Intercultural Education

Contact: Peter Huff

Event Description:

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group. Participate at the level and frequency comfortable for you. We’ll meet via Zoom on five Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm CDT: June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10. Here’s the research link created by Joan Hopkins: Please see the Zoom link below.

Please register with Carrie Ankeny ( or Dr. Pat Somers ( The first ten people to register will receive a free copy of Jemar Tisby’s How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2021). The free copies may be picked up at the Lisle campus Library Circulation Desk or shipped directly to you.

Topic: Faith and Justice Reading Group
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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