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

Summer 2017 Advising/ Registration Begin
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Summer 2017 Advising/ Registration Begin

Date: March 01

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Event Description:

 Summer 2017 Advising/ Registration Begin

Summer 2017 advising/ registration begins today. Make an appointment with your advisor regarding your Spring classes via the sign-up sheet on his/her door.

Graduate Programs--Weekday Walk-Ins: Meet with an Admissions Counselor or Drop Documents to Complete Your File
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Graduate Programs--Weekday Walk-Ins: Meet with an Admissions Counselor or Drop Documents to Complete Your File

Date: March 01

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Lownik Hall

Coffee House Networking Event Series: U.S. Small Business Administration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

Coffee House Networking Event Series: U.S. Small Business Administration

Date: March 01

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus: ACE Main

Location: Goodwin Hall, 411

Contact: Lindsay Koriath

Event Description: Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about one day owning your own business and curious about potential resources and support? Or are you curious about working in the federal sector and how to apply for government jobs? Then join us for the next Coffee House Networking Event on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Goodwin, 411. Alumnus, Donald Pellico from the U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Potential opportunities in the federal sector and how to best prepare for them
  • Advice on the unique process of applying to government jobs through USAJOBS.GOV 
  • His role at the SBA, career path, and services & resources the SBA provides.

Please RSVP to Lindsay Koriath,, by February 28.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA has been a leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business community across geographic boundaries. Although times have changed since the SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission - to promote the growth of small business - has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. We work in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to multiply our impact on small businesses. SBA's programs now include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade. Read more about SBA here.

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