Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs

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

Multicultural Affairs celebrates the rich diversity within the SAIC community, and cultivates an environment in which different perspectives, identities, and experiences are heard, valued, and utilized. Through interpersonal and intersectional connection with other artsts in this mmulticultural community, students will find enrichment in their learning process, artistic practice, and personal experience. Multicultural Affairs promotes an inclusive environment through (1) community-wide education and learning, (2) advocacy to support underrepresented groups identities, and (3) involvement in student-led groups focused on shared identities. 

Multicultural Affairs is a consistent resource for advocacy, empowerment, and support for communities especially those that are underrepresented. In this regard, Multicultural Affairs stimulates dialogue within the student community to promote a learning environment that is inclusive, respectful, equitable, and empowering.

Come talk with us:

  • If you have ideas and questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these are experienced in life outside of the classroom
  • If you have ideas about an initiative that will address diversity, inclusivity, and equity at SAIC within our spaces and our community
  • If you have an idea about ways to promote education and learning around diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • If you’d like to learn about ways to get involved with identity-based groups on- or off-campus
  • If you'd like to find where you belong within the multidimensional and intersectional student body
  • If you’d like to connect with other students who have similar or shared experiences
  • If you know of connections and resources in Chicago that you'd like to share with the community