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

Safety Plans

Campus Violence Prevention Plan

In accordance with the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has developed a Campus Violence Prevention Plan, which sets forth the School’s comprehensive violence prevention efforts. In addition, the School has assembled a Campus Violence Prevention Committee which carries out the strategies in the Plan to prevent, respond to, and manage violent acts or threats of violence on campus, with the overall goal being the enhanced safety of the SAIC community.

Campus Violence Prevention Plan 

Campus Emergency Operations Plan

In conjunction with the local, county, and state emergency management and public safety agencies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has developed a Campus Emergency Operations Plan. This Plan enhances the emergency response capability for any large-scale emergency or disaster on the SAIC campus. When used properly, this Plan can assist the SAIC administration in protecting the lives and property of the students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Emergency Operations Plan 

Incident Assessment Team

The Incident Assessment Team is a group of trained professionals from different departments across campus that discusses and evaluates behaviors of concern that could precede or follow a violent event. The Incident Assessment Team conducts threat assessments, addresses aberrant, dangerous, or threatening behavior on campus, and provides guidance and best practices for preventing violence. The group has access to a range of support services for students, faculty, and staff members that includes mental health services, crisis management, and comprehensive services for victims, whether provided on campus or by accessing available community resources.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act

Pursuant to 20 United States Code section 1092(f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act," and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 each institution of higher education in the United States which participates in federal student aid programs must produce and distribute an annual security report containing crime statistics and statements of security policy and an annual fire safety report containing fire statistics and statements of fire safety policy.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SAIC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. It also includes statistics from the previous three years concerning fires that occurred in on-campus housing. Because the school and museum are both part of the same legal entity, the Report is available to students and all employees of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies on drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, student housing evacuation in the event of fire, electrical appliances, to whom fires should be reported, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security office or by downloading it here:

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2023

Current and prospective students and employees may request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security Office at or at 312.629.9180.

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