Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.
Benedictine University is grounded in the spirit of the founders who based their lives and work on St. Benedict's Rule for Monks, written in the early sixth century. Benedictine University builds its educational life and efforts on the same values which Benedictine men and women espouse:
a commitment to academic excellence
a search for God by oneself and with others
a tradition of hospitality
an emphasis on a life lived in balance
a dedication to responsible stewardship of the earth
an appreciation for living and working in community
Improving health and education is a critical concern for every community. Our college helps students seeking to make a difference in these areas by developing their sense of service, enhanced by the Benedictine value of concern for others.
Our Mission To prepare professionals in education and health committed to ethical practice, scholarship, leadership, and service to society.
Our Vision Our graduates will have a positive impact on health and education outcomes of the diverse communities they serve.
I have always thought of our college as a community of professionals serving others- working here at the Lisle campus and around the world to make people’s lives better. My colleagues and I invite you to explore our mission and programs and how together we can enrich them.
Welcome to our community, Ethel C. Ragland, EdD, MN, RN