Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
The PEACE team is chaired by Bernadette Ramsden, the Violence Against Women Act Grant Coordinator. Bernadette is not a confidential resource, but is able to connect students, faculty, and staff with our Counseling Center and outside victim services partners (the YWCA, Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services, and Arab American Family Services). She also advises the Prevention Peer Educators and leads planning of training and programming on gender-based violence topics including awareness and prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, consent.