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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

Mary & Muslims: Bridge or Barrier?
Main Campus in Lisle
6:00 PM
Event Details

Mary & Muslims: Bridge or Barrier?

Date: August 18

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: The Lumen Christi Institute and the American Cusanus Society

Contact: Rita George-Tvrtkovic

Event Description:

Rita George-Tvrtkovic

Rita George-Tvrtković, Ph.D., associate professor of theology, will be presenting "Mary & Muslims: Bridge or Barrier?" on August 18, 2021 at 6:00 CDT. This event is sponsored by The Lumen Christi Institute and the American Cusanus Society.
For more information and to register, click here

Eagle Walk
Main Campus in Lisle
11:30 AM
Event Details

Eagle Walk

Date: August 26

Time: 11:30 AM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Campus Quad

Event Sponsor: Student Affairs

Contact: Marc Davidson

Event Description:

Faculty and Staff are invited to welcome our new students and their families at the Eagle Walk on the Campus QUAD.  A Community Lunch will follow

NAfME Christmas in July 5K
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

NAfME Christmas in July 5K

Date: August 31

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Contact: Allen Legutki

Event Description:

Christmas in July 5K - Sign up for the 2021 Summer NAFME Run!

A virtual run is a race that you can run/walk anywhere and anytime. Simply sign up and pay the registration fee online or in-person by Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Run or walk your 5k anytime between Thursday, July 1 and Thursday, September 30)! Submit your time and pick up your t-shirt and medal (more details to follow).

All proceeds will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry in Lisle, IL. We will host an in-person meetup in late September, TBD.

Registration Fee: $30 (includes a shirt and a medal). All payment is due by Wednesday, September 1.

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