About: Consumer Information
To help prospective and current students locate important information about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), this web page holds a collection of links to helpful information on a variety of subjects, including SAIC's academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-graduate activities of graduates. SAIC’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), as amended, and its implementing regulations.
This page contains information on the following topics:
Academic Information and Policies
Acceptable Use for Network and Computing Resources
Graduation and Retention Rates
Title IX Coordinator
Student Records Policies/Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
Requirements for Withdrawal
Cost and Financial Assistance Information
SAIC Class of 2015
SAIC Undergraduate Alumni
413 out of 597 (69.2%) undergraduate alumni reported their employment status at six months after graduation.
384 (92.97%) of SAIC undergraduate alumni reported that they were employed or seeking further education.
SAIC Graduate Alumni
129 out of 321 graduate alumni completed the SAIC Class of 2015 Alumni Survey, a 40% rate of participation.
77.5% of SAIC graduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed.
78.4% were working in arts-related jobs.
Drug and alcohol abuse, prevention, and intervention resources
Policies and resources related to alcohol and/or drug use:
- Alcohol Policy, pp. 12–14
- Drug Policy, p. 8, sections I and J
Safety and Security
Additional Emergency Information
- Missing Student Policy, p. 33
- Sexual Assault Policy, pp. 49
Emergency Telephone Numbers
The phones in each SAIC building have an emergency button that automatically rings the emergency phone at the Security Desk when pressed. Security Desks are staffed 24 hours every day of the fall and spring semesters. On phones that have this capability, an orange sticker has been placed next to the button with the word "EMERGENCY" on it.
Callers seeking emergency assistance on phones that don't have the emergency button should dial 312.899.1230.
The 24-hour sexual assault emergency line is available by dialing 312.899.1230.
Police, fire, or paramedics can be reached by dialing 911. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to contact Campus Security rather than calling the Police, Fire Department, or Paramedics directly. If this type of assistance is required, we will speed their arrival by providing directions and guidance in reaching the desired location as quickly as possible. Security will have the first contact with these authorities upon their entering the facilities, and it is vital that we are able to assist them without delay.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Pursuant to 20 United States Code section 1092(f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act," and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 each institution of higher education in the United States which participates in federal student aid programs must produce and distribute an annual security report containing crime statistics and statements of security policy and an annual fire safety report containing fire statistics and statements of fire safety policy.
SAIC's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF] includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SAIC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. It also includes statistics for the previous three years concerning fires that occurred in on-campus housing. Because the school and museum are both part of the same legal entity, the Report is being made available to students and all employees of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies on drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, student housing evacuation in the event of fire, electrical appliances, to whom fires should be reported, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security office or by downloading it here: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF].
Current and prospective students and employees may request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security Office at 312.899.7446 or by emailing Art Jackson, Associate Director of Campus Security at email@example.com.
Student Life and Services Information and Policies
The Student Handbook's Student Rights and Responsibilities section includes policies and procedures regarding the following:
- Freedom of Expression
- Freedom of Inquiry and Expression
- Protection Against Improper Academic Evaluation
- Student Participation in Groups and Organizations
- Rules of Conduct
- Student Conduct Procedures
- Student Appeals to Non-Disciplinary Issues
- Academic Misconduct
- Acceptable Use of Network and Computing Resources
- Alcohol Policy
- Circulating Resource Usage
- Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
- Graffiti and Property Damage
- Health Insurance
- Involuntary Withdrawal
- Missing Student
- Parental Notification Policy
- Records Policy
- Sexual Assault
- Use of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Name
Campus Map [PDF]
116 S. Michigan Ave.
Columbus Drive, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Spertus Building, 610 S. Michigan Ave.
Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave.
Ox-Bow, 3435 Rupprecht Way, Saugatuck, Michigan
Exhibition Spaces and Special Collections
The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Student Union Galleries (SUGs) the LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 106
Student Union Galleries (SUGs) Gallery X, 280 S. Columbus Drive, room 113
Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted St.
Video Data Bank, 112 S. Michigan, 3rd floor
Jones Hall, 7 W. Madison St.
162 North State Street Residences, 162 N. State St.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Departments and Areas of Study Facilities
Other facilities and resource information
The Art Institute of Chicago museum
Fashion Resource Center
16mm Film Study Collection
Gene Siskel Film Center
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency
Randolph Street Gallery Archives
John M. Flaxman Library
Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
Video Data Bank
Visiting Artists Program
Contact information for filing a complaint with an accrediting agency and relevant state agencies
Federal Program Integrity rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions to provide to students or prospective students contact information needed to file a complaint and with relevant state agencies.
For a link to state agency information for all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, please click on the following link.
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217.557.7359
Illinois Attorney General
Consumer Fraud Bureau
500 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62706
Consumer Fraud Hotline: 800.243.0618
Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association
230 S. LaSalle St., suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Dr., suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
For students receiving GI Bill Benefits: