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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

Jan
18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast - LaTosha Brown
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM
Event Details

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast - LaTosha Brown

Date: January 18

Time: 9:00 AM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Contact: Karl Constant    630-829-6604    kconstant@ben.edu

Event Description:

Please make plans to join us in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year we have a 21-Day Challenge to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Beloved Community.  We will host a virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast sponsored by Nicor Gas on Monday, January 18 at 9:00 am.  LaTosha Brown co-founder of Black Voters Matter will serve as our keynote speaker. This year the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is will be free. Here is the link to register.  If you would like to donate to the Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr. Scholarship. Please visit our giving page, click on “Other”, and enter the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship as the designation.  For more information, go to the website or please contact Karl Constant at Kconstant@ben.edu.

MLK 2021

Jan
27
Journeys in Leadership - Sharon Lazich
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Journeys in Leadership - Sharon Lazich

Date: January 27

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: College of Liberal Arts

Contact: Phil Hardy    phardy@ben.edu

Event Description:

Please join Dr. Phil Hardy and the College of Liberal Arts in welcoming the next Journeys in Leadership speaker, Sharon Lazich with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The event will be hosted on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. Please register at: https://benu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jM4214BdS1i-QSkoG5_BWQ or click on the flyer below. Questions can be directed to Dr. Hardy at phardy@ben.edu.

2021 1-27 Journeys

Feb
25
Benedictine Heritage Lecture - "All Should Rise Together: Community, Trauma, and What Holds Us Together"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

Benedictine Heritage Lecture - "All Should Rise Together: Community, Trauma, and What Holds Us Together"

Date: February 25

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Contact: Peter Huff    phuff@ben.edu

Event Description:

~REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON~

About the speaker: Nicole Sotelo (M.Div., Harvard Divinity School) is the author of Women Healing from Abuse: Meditations for Finding Peace (Paulist Press) and Pray Your Way Through Forgiveness (Twenty-Third Publications). Before joining the Sheil Center at Northwestern, she served in Catholic communications ministry, writing an award-winning column for the National Catholic Reporter and working for Catholic nonprofits, including St. Scholastica Monastery, a Benedictine community of women religious in Chicago. Her work concentrates on supporting Catholic women abuse survivors (womenhealing.com).

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