Priority 3: Facilities
Strategic Priority 3: Build, maintain and beautify the facilities and technological infrastructure needed to serve our mission with class, professionalism and excellence.
Benedictine College’s facilities are places that enable, encourage and encapsulate our mission of community, faith and scholarship. The Benedictine values of community and stewardship are encapsulated in the very structures of the college.
Community: The beautification of the campus went hand in hand with the renewal of the Benedictine spirit at the turn of the 21st century. The construction of the student union, the refurbishment of the grounds and the renovations of Elizabeth Hall and the Raven Roost in the Haverty Center inspired us to develop one of the nation’s top student-life programs.
Faith:The faith renewal on campus is also reflected in its art and architecture: The construction of Mary’s Grotto, the St. Scholastica Plaza statuary, the opening of the Mother Teresa Center for Nursing and Health Education, the public display of Frederick Hart’s religious statuary and the original statue of St. Benedict in the center of campus were each a part of the campus’s embrace of its Catholic identity.
Scholarship:The construction of the Ferrell Academic Center, the school’s largest structure and signature building, along with the refurbishment of all of our classrooms, the creation of new classroom space in the Mother Teresa Nursing Center and Cray Seaberg Hall, and ongoing academic renovations should serve as the inspiration to pursue academic greatness in the future of Benedictine College.
a) Regularly review housing availability to ensure that between 70-85% of our students can be housed on campus. When approximately 350 students are living off campus in non-college-provided housing in any given year, review the feasibility of a new residence hall.
b) Analyze facilities across campus to ensure that adequate and appropriate space is available to support the needs of the various programs and departments of the college.
c) Support the residential nature of the college by ensuring that there are adequate and appropriate athletic, fitness and recreational facilities.
d) Ensure that the library can adequately support the academic program and provide appropriate study and work space for students.
e) Develop and implement an overall campus beautification plan including a schedule of regular refreshment and refurbishment of facilities on campus.
f) Regularly assess technology needs to provide robust support for the academic and business needs of the college and the personal technology needs of the students.