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BenCard - Your BenU Identification Card

The BenCard is Benedictine University’s faculty, staff and student identification card. Every Benedictine student, faculty and staff member is issued a BenCard, which serves as your official University photo identification card – plus a whole lot more!

The BenCard is required as identification when using University facilities or participating in University-sponsored events. For students, the BenCard is your key to campus living.

Use your BenCard in the following ways:

  • As a library card to access electronic resources and check out materials at the Benedictine University Library
  • To eat in Benny's Dining Room, the Coal Ben and the Kindlon Cafe.
  • To gain admittance to your residence hall (resident students only).
  • For students, faculty and staff to gain access to the Benedictine University Fitness Center.

The BenCard is user-friendly, multi-functional and secure. All students, staff, and faculty are issued a BenCard regardless of their banking choice. Lisle campus faculty and staff and all students may pick up their BenCard at the Benedictine University Police office located in the lower level of the parking garage. The office is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

You MUST bring your driver’s license and show it to the University Police for verification when picking up your BenCard.

All students, faculty and staff must have their PeopleSoft ID number with them when picking up a BenCard. 

Students should contact Enrollment Services at (630) 829-6500 if an ID number is needed.

On-line students can send an e-mail to UniversityPolice@ben.edu with their name, address, student ID number, and a photo (just a head shot) in the jpeg format. The BenCard will be mailed to the student within 3-4 days.

The BenCard is yours to use, but it remains the property of Benedictine University. The card may be used for such purposes as the University designates and may be revoked at any time. It is not transferable under any condition and should not be used by any other individual at any time. This card must be carried at all times while on University property. The card must be presented and/or surrendered upon demand by University officials; failure to do so, lending of this card to anyone, or other misuse, is a violation of this policy and may result in suspension of the card. The card is void upon termination of enrollment and/or employment. 

If your BenCard is lost, there is a University Police reprinting fee/replacement cost of $50 for resident student cards and $10 for all other cards.

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
19
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    mkaur@ben.edu

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: https://benu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zJ45LLBMTby7sN-h4C-ogQ

2021 SAAM Guest Speakers Ben U

Apr
19-23
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    bramsden@ben.edu

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 sburgess@ben.edu.

 

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.

Apr
21
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    esodaro@ben.edu

Event Description:

2021 4-21 grief and loss

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