Bridge to Success Program

For more information please call 630-829-6340.

Our Bridge to Success Program offers first-semester students an opportunity to get their Benedictine career off to an excellent start. There are many opportunities in many areas important for success:

  • academic assistance in writing
    • expectations of college writing are explored
    • avoiding plagiarism is reviewed and emphasized
    • practice essay with tutoring provided
  • academic assistance in math
    • expectations of college math are explored
    • preparation for the math placement exam is provided
  • introduction to college study skills
    • time management and life balance are emphasized
    • test taking and note taking tips are provided 
  • sessions with members of the Career Development Center staff
    • development of a resume which is necessary for on-campus employment
    • introduction to employer expectations
  • leadership
    • training in the importance of leadership
    • introduction to the many clubs available on campus
  • social opportunities
    • established friendships make the first months away from home easier
    • many friendships established in the Bridge to Success Program flourish throughout students' Benedictine careers
  • intense orientation to the campus
    • participants are introduced to the bookstore, library, BenUnion, and other important places
    • other first-semester students depend on Bridge to Success participants to know their way around campus 
2014 Sessions are Scheduled:
  • August 4-8  (Designed for students needing additional math support)

  • August 11-15 (General session)  Housing available in this session only.

Feedback from Past Participants:

"The Bridge to Success Program has taught me a lot about myself and Benedictine University."

"The new information I have received [in the Bridge to Success Program] will benefit me now, my freshman year, and for all the years to come."

"[The Bridge to Success Program] was very valuable academically in many different important areas and has helped to make the transition to college better."

"The Bridge to Success Program was the best thing that I could have done to start my academic college career."

Student Life enhances the development of students as lifelong learners and leaders by supporting them throughout the progression of their academic careers.

Student Life
  • Student Life
    BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

  • Marco Masini, Associate Vice President
    Phone: (630) 829-6124
    Fax: (630) 829-6348
    E-mail: mmasini@ben.edu

  • Luba Baranivsky, Assistant to the VP
    E-mail: lbaranivsky@ben.edu

  • Lownik Hall, Room 152
    5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m