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Accreditation and Memberships
  Benedictine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Our teacher education program has been accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, Teacher Certification Section. Benedictine University is approved by the American Chemical Society to award ACS certified B.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. Our baccalaureate degree program in nursing for registered nurses is accredited by the National League for Nursing (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, (212) 363-5555 x153). 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 American Council on Education, Council for Independent Colleges, Association of Governing Boards, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, National Catholic Education Association, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, College Entrance Examination Board, National Association of College and University Business Officers, East-West Corporate Corridor Association, Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, Associated Colleges of Illinois, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area, Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education, Corporate Partnership for Excellence in Education, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, National League for Nursing and the Institute of International Education, Inc.

The accreditations, approvals and certifications of the University are based upon the University's status at the time of printing of this catalog. 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.

Rights reserved This catalog is accurate at the time of printing and subject to change as deemed appropriate. Benedictine University reserves the right to change the requirements for admission, major or academic program, graduation, credit, content or schedule of courses, to terminate or modify programs, fees charged, regulations affecting students; to cancel the registration of any student for reason of deficiency in scholarship, unsatisfactory conduct or for other just cause.

International students Benedictine University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Non-discrimination policy Benedictine University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The University admits students of any age, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Whenever the person is otherwise qualified, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability or veteran status in administration of educational and employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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 Dean of Student Affairs 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 Academic Resource Center, Benedictine University provides support services to help ensure equal opportunity for students with special needs. Although the Academic Resource 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 Academic Resource Center.

The information contained on this page is from the 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog and is valid until August 1, 2008.

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