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.
We are Catholic. All are welcome.
Our diverse community of different faiths (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and more) affords us with unique opportunities to learn more about the world from others as our Benedictine hallmarks call us to. Our Interfaith Prayer Room is located in Kindlon Hall 136/137 and is a space for prayer, meditation and contemplation.
The following information is meant to give the Benedictine community background on our many faith communities, to promote greater understanding of religious needs and observances of our students, faculty and staff, and how the University works to provide an educational experience that is accepting and respectful to all.