Various colorful prints, leaves and lights hanging from the ceiling of a gallery space.

Aimée Beaubien, Twist Affix, 2017, cut-up inkjet prints, vintage c-prints, paracord, carabiners, miniature clothespins, oscillating fan, grow lights on fabric cord with dried gomphrena, eucalyptus, lemons, limes, and fallen acorns

Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Chicago is our campus. Home to renowned cultural institutions, parks, shopping districts, gallery districts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago provides a comprehensive learning experience for our students. Because we are an urban campus, your safety and security is of the utmost consideration at SAIC. Available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, Campus Security is dedicated to protecting the learning environment of each student and responding quickly and responsibly to any situation that may jeopardize their well-being. Here you’ll find helpful information regarding safety tips, emergency information, SAIC's campus security policy and crime statistics, and general contact information.

Security is everyone’s concern. We depend on our students, faculty, staff, and guests to take precautions that are designed to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to crime. We encourage our students, faculty, staff, and guests to take responsibility for their security and the security of others by using good judgment, reporting suspicious behavior on the part of people they don’t know, and avoiding behaviors that might put them at risk.

Emergency Communication

SAIC will provide immediate updates via cell phone text messages, voice messages, and/or email. In the event of an emergency, check these messaging systems for specific instructions on evacuation or sheltering-in-place.

Students, please make sure your contact information is up to date so you can receive these important messages. Go to Self-Service > Personal Details > Contact Details to update your information or add your parent so they receive alerts. 

Contact Us

Campus Security Main Office

Sharp Building 

37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 704 

Phone: 312.629.9180

280 Building

280 S. Columbus Dr., 312.443.3760

Sullivan Center

36 S. Wabash Ave., 312.629.6199

Sharp Building

37 S. Wabash Ave., 312.899.1210

MacLean Center

112 S. Michigan Ave., 312.345.3528

Jones Hall

7 W. Madison St., 312.516.5300

162 North State Street Residences

162 N. State St., 312.846.2100

Lakeview Building

116 S. Michigan Ave., 312.629.9422