Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee

Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee

The Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee (MAAC) is a group of students leading the diversity conversation at SAIC, including—but not limited to—affinity group leaders, international students, underrepresented minorities, faith-based groups, LGBTQIA students and allies, community-engagement groups, and former members of the Diversity Action Group.

Membership is open to all students, faculty, and staff who are interested in helping with Multicultural Affairs programming or want to learn about ongoing diversity initiatives at SAIC. The MAAC helps students develop leadership skills by providing them with opportunities to collaborate across groups as well as form partnerships with other Chicago community leaders.

The MAAC also serves as a resource to the administration and faculty of the school by giving student input into critical diversity initiatives. Many of the members of MAAC were past members of the Diversity Action Group and continue to contribute regularly to the school’s culture of developing well-rounded, culturally aware artists and scholars. This group gives members of SAIC the opportunity to network with each other and also share ideas they have about diversity at the school.

To get involved with the MAAC, email

MAAC is the best place to learn about funding from Multicultural Affairs and get community support for your diversity-related programming.

Spring 2018 Semester Schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 28 The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 29 Student Leadership Suite, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 205, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17 Student Leadership Suite, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 205, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 1 The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 

Food and refreshments are always provided.

Attendance is mandatory for all cultural affinity groups! Please send at least one representative from your student group to all four MAAC meetings.

Join our mailing list to get reminders about upcoming gathering and request a spot on the agenda: