Campus Community

Student Activities

Mesa Has It All

BenU at Mesa students enjoy the many amenities available throughout the Mesa area, including downtown shopping and dining, music festivals, dozens of area golf courses and a variety of other nearby outdoor activities including rafting, tubing and hot air ballooning. BenU Mesa provides great opportunities to create experiences and college memories for a lifetime.

Planet Fitness

Strength training, Pilates, aerobics, racquetball, basketball and rock wall climbing.  Outdoor track, group fitness classes, free weights, technology center and fitness machines. BenU Mesa students can do it all within a stone’s throw of the school’s campus in downtown Mesa. The University has an agreement with Planet Fitness that allows students, faculty and staff to take advantage of the facilities for its recreation and intramural programs. 

Planet Fitness

825 W University Dr.
Mesa, Ariz. 85201
(480) 307-8478

Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Campus Community

Students have a variety of opportunities to get engaged, build campus life and enrich their own campus experience. Students can run for office with the Student Senate, serving as the voice of our student body while participating in leadership development opportunities. As a student senator, they can represent the concerns of students, encourage their spirit and serve to improve the University.

Among the activities sponsored by Student Senate is a bi-monthly community gathering known as Ben Hour. Ben Hour is designed to build a stronger sense of community by bringing together campus organizations, community leaders and BenU at Mesa students for socialization and discussion of the Benedictine Hallmarks.

Students can also participate in one of 13 intercollegiate sports – men’s and women’s volleyball, golf, cross country, soccer and basketball, baseball, softball or beach volleyball. Intramural sports are offered through the Office of Student Life and include team sports such as dodgeball, basketball and soccer, as well as individual competitions such as table tennis and chess.

Finally, a variety of social and academic clubs are organized on campus to provide opportunities to meet like-minded individuals, place what is learned in the classroom into action and serve the community.

Student Clubs

Starting a new club is easy. Here is a list of our current clubs* along with the advisor you may contact for more information:

E-Gaming (Frank Woodford)
Cheer/Dance (Monique Young)
Rotaract (Kevin Broeckling)
Psyc Club (Shannon Raucsh)
Criminal Justice Club (Julie Cowgill)
Hispanic Student Alliance (Arisbeth Manzo)
Peer Ministry (Rob Curtis)
Jr. Chamber of Commerce (Kevin Broeckling)
Jo Wilson Leadership Institute (Kevin Broeckling)
Speech/Debate Club (Laurelann Porter)
 

* Availability is based on student interest

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Upcoming Events

Feb
21
CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo
Mesa Branch Campus
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo

Date: February 21

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Rob Curtis    (480) 878-6720    rcurtis@ben.edu

Event Description:

BenU Mesa will be hosting Thomas Awiapo, a Ghanan native and recipient of assistance from Catholic Relief Services. Mr. Awiapo was orphaned at an early age, and it was through Catholic Relief Services that he was given a hand up out of poverty. He is now a speaker sharing his story with anyone who will listen. 

This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Relief Services.

Feb
21
Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona

Date: February 21

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-6375    adrew@ben.edu

Feb
22
Freshmen Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshmen Fridays

Date: February 22

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Mar
1
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: March 01

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

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