About: Campus Resources
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides programming, support services, and advocacy for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) student body, with a particular focus on underrepresented communities. The Multicultural Affairs page includes information on affinity student groups, current and past events, and resources for students, faculty, and staff.
The Office of International Affairs houses both International Student Services, providing advising and resources to our international student population, and Study Abroad/Off-Campus, assisting students in pursuing wide-ranging educational experiences outside Chicago.
The Wellness Center supports students of all cultural backgrounds who are struggling with physical or emotional needs during their education. The Wellness Center provides support to students through three distinct services: Counseling Services, the Disability and Learning Resource Center, and Health Services.
Academic Advising helps students to progress through their curricular requirements and towards their academic goals. Each first-year student and transfer student is assigned an academic advisor with whom they meet regularly, but advisors are available to all undergraduate students. The Academic Advising page contains information on registration, requirements, forms and guides, and additional resources.
Academic and Faculty Resources
Compiled by the Faculty Senate Diversity Committee, this guide contains important writings on diversity issues. Use this resource to broaden your understanding and research of historically underrepresented ideas and communities. If you do not find a resource in our library's collection, request it and help us to create a more inclusive collection.
Suggestions for the First Day of Class [PDF]
To promote inclusiveness in the classroom, SAIC faculty have submitted some suggestions for first day of class activities. The goal is to establish a respectful classroom community from the initial class meeting onward that promotes discussion of identity, difference, and diversity in our school community.
DAG Diversity Infusion Grant [PDF]
The Diversity Infusion Grant awards eligible faculty $1000 to modify an existing course syllabus to include more diverse reading selections, a greater variety of global images, guest speakers on the topic, and diversity related project assignments. Grantees will be asked to participate in a public discussion about the modifications and syllabi will be posted publicly for the benefit of the whole SAIC community.
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Policies and Procedures
Student Handbook 2016-17 [PDF]
The Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy can be found on pages 16–22 of the 2016–2017 Student Handbook. This section outlines the definitions and procedures for resolution of any student claim.
Employees seeking assistance with claims or harassment, discrimination, or retaliation are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 312.629.9420 to speak to the Director of Employee Relations.
The Art Institute of Chicago, including both the School and the Museum, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual's abilities and qualifications. The Art Institute of Chicago does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices.