Diversity at SAIC
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is committed to an equitable, just environment, where the voices of all students, faculty, and staff, are heard, valued, and respected.
The School’s Diversity Mission Statement:
The School’s primary purpose is to cultivate a campus designed to encourage the discovery and development of significant ideas and images. The school is therefore committed to assembling a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff, and to nurturing and creating an environment in which those different perspectives and backgrounds can be heard, valued, and utilized.
Multicultural Affairs within the Office of Student Affairs continues this work in cultivating an inclusive, and supportive community through campus events, campus-wide education, and in the support of the 20+ affinity- or identity-related groups at SAIC. Multicultural Affairs is a consistent resource for advocacy, and support for communities especially those that are underrepresented. In this regard, Multicultural Affairs shares dialogue with students to provide support on issues including but not limited to inclusivity, representation, equity, and empowerment.
Multicultural Affairs can help students adjust to life as an Artist, living and working with a community of artists, in Chicago. Multicultural Affairs understands that through connections with other artists, students will find their experience and their practice enriched.
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