Campus Security


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. The Campus Security department of the school is dedicated to protecting the learning environment of each student and responding quickly and responsibly to any situation that may jeopardize their well-being. Campus Security is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

This website offers helpful information regarding safety tips, emergency information, SAIC's campus security policy and crime statistics, and general contact information. We hope that you take a moment to review this information. The information provided on our website is for all members of the SAIC community. 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.

Subscribe your cell phone to campus alerts. This enables Campus Security to send text messages to your cell phone in the event of a serious crime, weather emergency, or similar incident. SAIC log-in required.