Notice of Site Visit by Accrediting Agency  

Benedictine University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University will host a site visit November 7-9, 2016, with a team representing the HLC. Benedictine University has been accredited by the HLC since 1958. The team will review the University’s ongoing ability to meet the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. 

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address: 
Public Comments on Benedictine University 
Higher Learning Commission 
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 
Chicago, IL 60604-1411 

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the University or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. 

All comments must be received by October 7, 2016.


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

Operations and Policy Committee Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Details

Operations and Policy Committee Meeting

Date: December 13

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: KN 260

Graduate & Adult Undergrad Information Session
6:00 PM
Event Details

Graduate & Adult Undergrad Information Session

Date: December 13

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Region - Chicago and Suburbs

Location: Goodwin Hall, Room 211

Holiday Cookie Decorating
Main Campus in Lisle
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Details

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Date: December 13

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon 2nd Floor

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library

Event Description:

BenU Library Holiday Cookie Decorating is back! Drop by Kindlon 2nd Floor between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday, December 13 to decorate a sugar cookie or gingerbread cookie.

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