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Benedictine College

Benedictine College is an academic community sponsored by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey and the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, Benedictine College in its own time is ordered to the goal of wisdom lived out in responsible awareness of oneself, God and nature, family and society. 

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About

History

  • Benedictine College is located in historic Atchison, Kansas, which is a small city on the west bank of the Missouri River, forty-five miles north of Kansas City, twenty miles north of Leavenworth, Kansas, and twenty miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri.
  • On June 13, 1868, the college was incorporated under the laws of Kansas and empowered to confer degrees and academic honors. 

Education

  • Personally, through immersion in a dynamic residential community, students are challenged to grow in character, in their relationships, and as leaders.
  • Intellectually, we achieve this with an academic environment in which all students are challenged to reach their fullest potential through close collaboration with faculty and peers.
  • Spiritually, students grow in an atmosphere that values faith in Jesus Christ. We share the beauty and mystery of the Catholic faith with all members of our community, while we respect the essential freedom that is key to a mature faith. All students are challenged to put their faith into action.

Career

  • Career Development is available to help students with resumes, interviewing skills, career assessment, internships, networking experience and Career Fairs.
  • Career Services provides assistance to students and alumni with their career and life planning. Career Services offers workshops, one-on-one meetings, and alumni/student networking opportunities and coordinates on-campus recruiting.
Services include:
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • LinkedIn Advice

Services

Student services

  • Mental health services are provided in-person at the Counseling Services office or via telehealth. 
  • Individual counseling provides the opportunity to gain more insight and new skills while overcoming personal challenges.

Housing services

  • The dorm kitchen in the Turner Lounge is equipped with an oven and stove, full-size refrigerator, sink, and counter and table spaces. The kitchen is open to all residents.
  • Students have access to a lounge that is complete with a wide-screen television, two ping-pong tables, two pool tables, kitchen and computer/study area.
  • There is a flat screen TV in the lounge and various games and a DVD player in the office available for use.

Library services

  • Through resource sharing and cooperative agreements, the Library’s collections are accessible to the greater Atchison community and the world at large. 
  • As heirs to 1500 years of Benedictine tradition, we are committed to preserving, expanding and making available our historical and contemporary collections in various formats.

Medical services

  • The 42,000 square foot Student Recreation Center features a hanging track and a turfed field along with two full sized basketball courts and multipurpose rooms for aerobics and spinning classes, as well as an extensive cardio and weight room. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Benedictine College is located in historic Atchison, Kansas, a small town picturesquely situated in the hills beside the Missouri River in northeast Kansas. 
  • With a population just under 11,000, the city offers the much-sought qualities of small-town life, but is close enough to the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Topeka, and St. Joseph to offer big-city amenities.
  • Atchison presents a surprising number of entertainment opportunities – from community theatre, concerts, and art festivals to sports and recreation. 
  • With over 20 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Atchison reveals its rich historic legacy through its impressive Victorian-era architecture and with five museums.

Sports facilities

  • Benedictine College’s full-scale workout facility for athletes, the weight room at the Amino Center is used by most male athletic squads. 
  • The weight room boasts eight multi-purpose free weight stations, four squat racks and 12 muscular endurance machines. 
  • The weight room, adjacent to the Raven football team’s locker room and training facility, also has three racks of dumbbells and two stationary bicycles.

Accreditation

  • Benedictine College is accredited as a degree-granting institution of higher education by: Higher Learning Commission

Atchison, Kansas, United States

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