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Accreditation and Memberships

Benedictine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; the Illinois State Board of Education, Teacher Certification Section; the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Benedictine University is approved by the American Chemical Society to award ACS certified B.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.

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 following organizations:

  • the American Council on Education
  • the Council for Independent Colleges
  • the Association of Governing Boards
  • the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • the National Catholic Education Association
  • the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • the College Entrance Examination Board
  • the National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • the East-West Corporate Corridor Association
  • the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • the Associated Colleges of Illinois
  • the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area
  • the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education
  • the Corporate Partnership for Excellence in Education
  • the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • the Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • the National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • the National League for Nursing, the Institute of International Education, Inc.
  • the American Council on Education's Internationalization Collaborative
  • the National Association of International Educators
  • the Institute of International Education
  • the Forum on Education Abroad

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

Non-discrimination policy

Read our non-discrimination policy.

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 Associate Vice President of Student Life 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 Student Success Center, Benedictine University provides support services to help ensure equal opportunity for students with special needs. Although the Student Success 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 Student Success Center.


Upcoming Events

Guest Speakers and Discussion "Introducing Sikhs and Sikhism"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

Guest Speakers and Discussion "Introducing Sikhs and Sikhism"

Date: April 19

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Zoom Meeting

Event Sponsor: Center for Mission, Ministry, and Inclusion and Sikhs of Illinois

Contact: Manmohan Kaur

Event Description:

“Sikhi, Service, and Social Justice,” featuring Simran Jeet Singh (Union Seminary) and Mallika Kaur (UC Berkeley).

Monday April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Registration link here:

2021 SAAM Guest Speakers Ben U

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Date: April 19

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Location: Lisle Campus

Event Sponsor: BenU PEACE Team and Prevention Peer Educators

Contact: Bernadette Ramsden

Event Description:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Since April, 2018, Benedictine University has held It’s On Us Week of Action the 3rd week in April to provide opportunities to move from awareness to action. This year, we will be providing several opportunities to take action this week (April 19-23rd).

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

This International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender-Violence is an opportunity for men on campus to show solidarity with survivors and speak out against violence in our community. This year the walk will be virtual. Students living on campus can pick up shoes outside Krasa Student Center Suite 175 Monday-Thursday from 12:20-1:20PM. If you are not on campus, you can borrow shoes from a family member or friend, or make a sign to hold during your walk. Show your walk with photos and Map My Walk. Tag us on Instagram @benupeaceteam or email them to Dr. Steven Burgess, Chair of the Engaging Men sub-committee of the PEACE Team at


Violence Prevention Messaging Contest

One of the most powerful ways that we can engage in violence prevention is through bystander intervention. We are calling on all of our creative students to share a drawing, photograph, painting, poem, or any other expression of art to show how they can intervene before, during or after violence occurs to prevent violence in our community.


Campus Climate Survey

The Campus Climate Survey is a way for Universities to gather information about what our campus culture is like and whether students are able to access the resources and programs available to them. We have conducted the Campus Climate Survey on Gender-Based Violence since Spring 2018 and use this information to improve the services that we offer both for gender-based violence prevention and response.  This year the survey was created in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.


Our Week of Action events will conclude with an event on Saturday, April 24th at 3PM CST with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Congressman Bill Foster to raise awareness about the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), myths and facts about sexual violence, and how our community can advocate for laws that prevent violence and support survivors in our community. The event can be viewed on Congressman Foster’s Facebook page here.

Wellness Wednesday - Grief & Loss
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Wellness Wednesday - Grief & Loss

Date: April 21

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Zoom Meeting

Event Sponsor: Counseling Center

Contact: Liz Sodaro

Event Description:

2021 4-21 grief and loss

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