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
The following are our funding priorities to ensure our students receive the best education possible and to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.
Student Awards and scholarships: Funding to recognize exceptional academic performance, community service and leadership.
Student participation in professional conferences: Funding for student registration and travel to state, national and international events including the American Council on Education Annual Conference for Higher Education and Organizational Change students.
Interdisciplinary student research symposia sponsorship
Classroom Innovation: Software and mobile technology applications
Strategic partnerships to support student internship opportunities in health services