The Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities (ABCU) is a nonprofit organization consisting of institutions across the United States and Canada that are committed to academic and professional excellence. The Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities is made up of 13 schools. These colleges and universities range in location. From Saint Leo University in Florida all the way to St. Peter’s College in Canada, these institutions all share one goal. Deeply rooted in the Rule of Saint Benedict, the Benedictine education focuses on the hallmarks of love, prayer, stability, conversatio, obedience, discipline, humility, stewardship, hospitality and community. This type of education not only prepares students for academic success, but also keeps the values instilled in them for a lifetime.
Benedictine Colleges and Universities are committed to academic and professional excellence. In this work they concretize Gospel values as interpreted by the Rule of Saint Benedict and therefore take seriously:
The Primacy of God
and the things of God
-adopted by the members at the annual meeting on 29 May 1993 at Saint Anselm College