Multicultural Affairs' focus is to cultivate a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community that continues beyond the classroom space. Multicultural Affairs values the rich diversity of the community, and believes that meaningful dialogue with others will enrich the student learning experience, and encourage their development as global citizen artists.
Primarily, Multicultural Affairs works collaboratively with students and other departments to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusion, and facilitates opportunities to explore diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences. Multicultural Affairs programs provide community-wide social justice education, promote involvement in affinity- and identity-based groups, facilitate intercultural dialogues, and build awareness of the myriad of heritages and histories within the members of the community. Multicultral Affairs also serves to support students individually on issues related to representation, equity, and empowerment around underrepresented identities.
Come talk with us about:
- Getting involved in identity-based groups (not limited to cultural, racial, ethnicity, ability, sex and gender, spiritual and religious-based student group involvement)
- Heritage and history months
- Gender and sex inclusivity
- Resources in Chicago (not limited to cultural, ethnic, religious, or spiritual resources)
- ... and if you’d like to connect with other students who have similar or shared experiences
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Diversity Mission Statement:
The School’s primary purpose is to cultivate a campus designed to encourage the discovery and development of significant ideas and images. The school is therefore committed to assembling a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff, and to nurturing and creating an environment in which those different perspectives and backgrounds can be heard, valued, and utilized.