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

Walk-In Wednesday - Graduate Programs: Information Gathering & File Completion
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Walk-In Wednesday - Graduate Programs: Information Gathering & File Completion

Date: April 24

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Main Campus

Location: Lisle Main Campus - Lownik Hall

Contact: Myskeshia Leon    630-829-6311

Python Testing from the Ground Up
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Python Testing from the Ground Up

Date: April 24

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Main Campus

Location: Goodwin Hall, Room 312

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University, Innovation DuPage

Contact: Joseph Cursio

Event Description:

DuPage Python Meetup Group

Aly Sivji will discuss testing in Python. Tests ensure our program works as intended and that changes do not break existing functionality. However, these benefits are not free; we need to have a plan to write our application and a plan to test it.

For more information please visit: or email Joseph Cursio ( You do not have to RSVP, but you will receive information regarding future events, and it will help me to order enough pizza.

Thanks to Innovation DuPage and Benedictine University for the free pop & pizza and the free meeting space.

The Compassion Activist: The Pursuit of Justice, the Arts, and Transcendence
7:00 PM
Event Details

The Compassion Activist: The Pursuit of Justice, the Arts, and Transcendence

Date: April 24

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Main Campus

Location: Krasa Presentation Room, 1st floor Krasa Building

Event Sponsor: The Fine Arts Department

Contact: Carmen Martinez    630-829-6230

Event Description:

Featuring acclaimed children's author and Benedictine Artist in Resident, Crystal Chan.

Crystal will share how she landed on a specific method of compassion-and its resulting commitment to realizing equality in this country. This type of compassion has impacted her activism, transformed her writing, and allowed her to hold and explore viewpoints that conflict with her own. She discovered how compassion healed relationships, fostered her own physical and mental health, and given her a glimpse of transcendence. Join us to learn how you can design a path for yourself.

A reception will follow the lecture. Free Admission and Open to the Public.

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