Student Life

Your Vibrant Student Life at Benedictine University

Dive into a World Where Opportunities Abound

At Benedictine University, we believe in creating a community that feels like home—a place where you can discover yourself, pursue your passions, and shape a future that excites you. Nestled in the heart of Downtown Mesa, our campus is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and aspirations, offering you a rich tapestry of student life that extends far beyond the classroom.

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Benedictine students have ample opportunities to engage with their peers, explore their interests, and contribute to the campus community within Student Life. From student housing and government and cultural clubs to service organizations and intramural sports, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. The university also hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including guest speakers, events, festivals, and community service projects, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among students. Additionally, the campus’s prime location in the heart of Downtown Mesa offers easy access to a wide range of recreational and cultural attractions, providing students with ample opportunities for off-campus exploration and adventure.

Events That Bring Us Together

From the excitement of club rushes that spark new friendships to over 100 events that light up both Benedictine and Downtown Mesa every year, there’s never a dull moment. Imagine singing your heart out on Karaoke night, uncovering your strengths at the Career Carnival, or enjoying a serene evening skating on Main Street. Your calendar will be as full as your heart.

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Career & Personal Development: Forge Your Future

Our dedicated Career and Personal Development team is your bridge to a fulfilling future. Through personalized workshops, one-on-one counseling, and invaluable networking events, we’re here to guide you from resume crafting to landing your dream job. Ready to take the next step? Schedule your meeting with Jeff Hardy, our Director of Career Development, and embark on a journey of professional and personal growth.

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Campus Ministry: Spirituality in Action

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Safety: Our Commitment to You

Your safety is our unwavering priority. With security guards stationed at Gillett Hall and restricted access to The Alhambra, rest assured that your well-being is safeguarded, ensuring peace of mind for both you and your loved ones.

Res Life: More Than Just a Place to Stay

Welcome to Alhambra, your new home away from home. This newly renovated gem offers a blend of comfort, community, and convenience with its dormitory style rooms, communal kitchen, and rooftop patio deck. Whether you’re looking for the quiet of a single room or the camaraderie of a triple suite, Alhambra is where your college memories begin.

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CO+HOOTS Institute: Where Entrepreneurs Take Flight

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In collaboration with CO+HOOTS Coworking, Benedictine University is proud to present a unique entrepreneurship program. Whether you’re dreaming of launching a True Crime Podcast or starting your own fashion line, the CO+HOOTS Institute is your launchpad to success. Join us and turn your vision into reality.

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Athletics: Unleash Your Competitive Spirit

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With 11 NAIA athletic teams, the spirit of competition and camaraderie runs deep at Benedictine. Whether you’re on the field, in the gym, or cheering from the stands, join us in celebrating the triumphs and trials of our Redhawks.

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Begin Your Benedictine Journey

At Benedictine University, your student life is poised to be as rich and diverse as you dare to dream. Join us in this vibrant community where your education extends beyond academics, nurturing your passions, talents, and dreams.

Welcome home, Redhawks. Let’s soar together.