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.
By 2020, Benedictine University will be a top-choice institution for our diverse student populations, recognized as a learner-centered, financially accessible Catholic university, regionally integrated with growing national reach, and financially strong and sustainable. We will achieve this through our differentiators of Benedictine values, high diversity, and professional preparation of lifelong learners; and by exceeding our competition in holistically focusing on learner needs, delivering programs in the most effective instructional formats, and providing academic excellence via high-impact learning practices.
The BenU2020 destination statement includes a specific achievement date, a set of measurable elements that represent an objective approach to determining success, and a succinct articulation of the unique method through which success will be achieved. The five institutional strategic goals provide the framework for a series of objectives, measures and initiatives. The objectives ensure no initiatives are identified that are out of strategic alignment. The measures ensure that the initiatives are focused where they are most needed and provide a set of indicators to demonstrate the impact of the initiatives over time.