Safety Tips for the SAIC Community

SAIC is committed to providing a safe and secure learning, working, and living environment to its community. Because SAIC is an urban campus, it is important for students, faculty, and staff to keep the following safety tips in mind when traveling through the city of Chicago.

Not reporting a crime allows the criminals to commit more crimes against other people. Whether you are a victim or a witness, call the police at 911. Give as complete a description as possible, as soon as possible. Write it down! You may not remember it when you need it. Make notes about the offender's height, weight, sex, age, race, distinguishing marks and clothing. Get witnesses if you can.

To report a crime or an emergency on campus you can:

Press the emergency button on those phones in SAIC buildings that have an orange sticker with the word "EMERGENCY" on it next to the button,


Call Campus Security at extension 9-1230 from inside the SAIC phone system, or, call Campus Security at 312. 899.1230 from outside the SAIC phone system.