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Website Privacy Policy Posted 08/06/2013

Purpose: This policy describes how Benedictine University handles the information we obtain from the University’s website at

Policy Statement: Protecting your privacy is a matter of great importance to Benedictine University. Information we obtain and information you voluntarily provide to us through the Benedictine University website,, will never be sold or traded to another school or business. We may use it to provide you with information we believe may be of interest to you, and we may share the information with third parties who provide services to us. At your request, Benedictine University will remove from its files any contact information you provided. If you use our website to reach any of our specific software applications, additional policies may apply. Benedictine reserves the right to update this policy without notice.

Information You Provide to Us

We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it to us when utilizing a service, requesting information or logged onto one of our application systems. Benedictine University is sole owner of information obtained through the website We use the information to conduct University business or to complete your request. We do not disclose personally identifiable information collected through our site unless we have your consent, or unless disclosure is otherwise permitted or required by law. Credit card transactions enabled by our website are processed through a PCI DSS certified credit card processing company. We do not collect or retain credit card information through our website. The privacy policy of the processing company controls the information they retain.

Information Gathered Automatically

When you visit Benedictine University’s website, some information such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, operating system, the site from which you arrived, and the date and time of your visit may be collected automatically as part of the software operation of the website. We do not associate the data with any specific visitor to our website. We use the information internally to improve the site. In addition, Benedictine University is using Google Analytics, a web analytics service. Google Analytics uses cookies (small files sent to your computer) for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services related to Internet usage. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other information held by Google Analytics. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however doing so may prevent you from using the full functionality of the website. Benedictine University will not associate your IP address and web usage data with any other information held by the University that can specifically identify you unless required to do so by law. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Analytics.

External Links

The Benedictine University website,, contains links to external websites not owned by Benedictine University. Benedictine University is not responsible for and assumes no liability for the privacy policies or practices or the content of other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website you visit, especially those that collect personally identifiable information.

Protecting Personal Information

Benedictine University has implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to protect the personally identifiable information we collect online. The forms used on our website to collect personally identifiable information are secure forms and are indicated by the letters “HTTPS” in the URL of the form. However, email messages are not secure or encrypted. When communicating with the Webmaster or with other University personnel, do not share any personally identifiable information by email. Benedictine University is not responsible for the privacy of email messages in transit in either direction. While the security of your personal information is of great importance to Benedictine University, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you choose to disclose in email.

Changes to this Policy

If our privacy policy changes, we will post the changes at Your continued use of this site shall be deemed your acceptance of the modified privacy policy.

Mobile Giving

You may opt-out of Benedictine University’s SMS mobile giving correspondence by texting STOP to 20222. Text “HELP” to 20222 for help. Messaging and data rates may apply.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this policy statement or the practices of this website, please contact our Webmaster at Alternatively, write to:

Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532


Upcoming Events

SOAR - Student Orientation & Readiness - Welcome our New Students
9:00 AM
Event Details

SOAR - Student Orientation & Readiness - Welcome our New Students

Date: June 18

Time: 9:00 AM

Campus: Main Campus

Location: Goodwin Hall Lobby

Event Sponsor: Admissions

Event Description:

Congratulations on committing to Benedictine University!

We are excited to celebrate your commitment to Benedictine University and look forward to the next steps in preparing for the fall 2021 semester! Throughout this process our admissions staff will continue to work with you through the next steps as we introduce you to our academic advisors, student engagement and academic affairs staff and current students over the next couple of months! Working through these steps early allows you to be in the best position for class selection as courses continue to fill up over the summer!

Master Class: How to Take Charge of Your College Search
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Details

Master Class: How to Take Charge of Your College Search

Date: June 21

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Benedictine University, Goodwin Auditorium

Contact: Kimberley Viehmann    630-829-6004

Event Description:

Are you ready to take charge of your college search?

Come learn from the experts and join us for a Master Class that will give you the confidence you need to conquer your college search. You will leave this one-day experience understanding how to manage your college list, how to navigate the Common Ap, what a day in the life of a college students looks like, and more!

We will even provide a college essay workshop to get your essay writing kicked off right.

Parents, please join us from 2:00-3:00 for a special session on Financial Aid.

Registration Cost:
$25 per Student

*Space is limited, don't delay

Faith & Justice Summer Reading Group 2021
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

Faith & Justice Summer Reading Group 2021

Date: June 23

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: ZOOM

Event Sponsor: Intercultural Education, Campus Ministry, Chief Mission Officer, and the BenU Library

Contact: Pat Somers

Event Description:

What an outstanding selection of readings we are looking forward to for the annual staff and faculty Faith and Justice Summer Reading Group on Zoom!  

As you see from the flyer, we are starting with a new release by Massimo Faggioli, followed by selections from a biography of Dorothy Day written by her granddaughter. Next, we’ll read selections from a book by Janelle Wong about the ways that evangelical Christianity influences immigrants’ political stance. Our fourth selection addresses white supremacy and American Christianity. And to round out our summer program we’ll read selections from Fr. Cyprian Davis’ history of Black Catholics in the U.S. (If reading 5 books over the summer seems ambitious, please note the words “selections from”.) 

Here is the link to the very helpful Faith and Justice Summer Reading Library Research Guide with additional information about the authors and their books:  

For the first 15 people who sign up for the reading group we have a free copy of: Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States by Massimo Faggioli, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. (Book would need to be picked up from the BU Library.) 

To sign up for the reading group just email Carrie Ankeny or Pat Somers     

In prior years, these book discussions have been a highlight of the summer for many of us and we are looking forward to reading with you this summer. We encourage you to plan on coming to all the discussions while knowing that summer is a busy time for many. 


The Faith and Justice Planning Group 

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