Student Groups

With more than 70 student groups and organizations and a full schedule of events, there are many ways to participate in the SAIC community.

From school-wide events such as the Lunar New Year Celebration to film screenings, yoga and dance classes, philosophy discussions, professional organization meetings, and art critiques, there will be little time for boredom. 

Benefits of being involved in a student group at SAIC include:

  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • Learning new skills
  • Serving the community
  • Mentoring new students
  • Having a voice in activities on campus
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Getting the most out of your time at SAIC
  • Creating a greater sense of community at SAIC

Student groups allow you to share your passions and interests beyond the classroom. At SAIC there are community service groups, professional groups, spiritual and faith-based groups, discussion groups, exhibition and art-related groups, and many more. All of these groups help to create common space for students to explore what it means to be a person and a student at SAIC.

Joining a Student Group

Student groups are open to all SAIC students. To learn more about student groups and how to join, go to or visit the Campus Life Office in the LeRoy Neiman Center, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, room 201.

Starting a Student Group

To start an officially recognized student group, you will need at least two student leaders and an SAIC faculty or staff advisor. Then you can complete the student group registration process, available at For more information, or to discuss your student group registration, stop by Campus Life in the LeRoy Neiman Center, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, room 201.

Student Group Listing

You can find a full listing of the registered SAIC student groups and learn more about them by visiting Engage SAIC. Don't miss your opportunity to impact the SAIC community!