Mission Statement

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.

Vision Statement

Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.


Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus – That in all things God may be glorified.

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Education within the Benedictine Wisdom Tradition

From the earliest years of Christianity the disciples of Jesus faced the challenge of how to live faithfully and with integrity in the world in which they found themselves. They devoted great energy to thinking about how life in the risen Lord could take root in the communities of the Greco-Roman world and wherever else the Gospel spread. READ MORE >>>

Constitution on Catholic Universities by Pope St. John Paul II

BORN FROM THE HEART of the Church, a Catholic University is located in that course of tradition which may be traced back to the very origin of the University as an institution. READ MORE>>>