Student Resources: Cultural

Student Groups

There are many student groups at SAIC focused on issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. Click the links below to learn more about each one. If there is a student group that you would like to see that does not currently exist, please set up a meeting with our Director at to discuss how to organize a group.

Asian and Asian American Students at SAIC (AAASS)
Black Student Union (BSU)
Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA
Iranian Studies Group
Korean Graduate Student Community
Korean Student Association
South Asian Student Association (SASA)
National Association for Minority Architecture Students
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)
International Student Group for Worldwide Engagement (ISGWE)

DFI Fellowship

One of the most notable programs is the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI). The DFI is a fellowship awarded annually to Illinois residents enrolled in a state institution of higher education. The purpose of the award is to increase the number of underrepresented faculty in Illinois's colleges and universities. It provides financial assistance to full-time graduate students from underrepresented ethnic groups. For more information on the fellowship and other academic resources, please contact the Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) office at 312.629.6810 or


102 Scholarships for People of Color
AIGA WorldStudio Scholarships
Women Arts