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Multicultural Affairs promotes diversity for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) community through programs, services, and institutional initiatives. We support, advocate for, and mediate for students on issues of inclusivity, representation, and empowerment with specific emphasis on the needs of underrepresented communities. We also help connect students with the rich cultural tapestry of Chicago, providing them with diverse experiences and exposure to a variety of backgrounds.

Multicultural Affairs can help you adjust to college life and connect with the school community. Our primary role is to be a catalyst for ongoing learning and enhancing our collective knowledge of diversity issues and opportunities. We also are a consistent source of advocacy and support for a variety of communities at our school.

Contact us for:

  • Programming that addresses inclusivity and community-building
  • Advising and mentoring affinity- and identity-based student organizations
  • Diversity training for student leaders and resident advisors

Multicultural Affairs does not handle discrimination, harassment, or retaliation cases for students. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, review SAIC's policy in the Student Handbook and contact Academic Advising to speak with the designated intake person. You may view a copy of our Non-Discrimination Policy online.