Multicultural Affairs


Compilation of events hosted by Multicultural Affairs and Student Affinity Groups

Multicultural Affairs

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, encourage their development as artists, and realize their role as creatives in a global context.

Primarily, Multicultural Affairs works collaboratively with students and other departments to implement programs that fosters a more inclusive community and explores diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences. We also nurture a climate of inclusion through community-wide social justice allyship education, promoting student involvement in affinity- and identity-based groups, facilitating multicultural dialogues with all identity-based groups, and supporting students on issues related to representation, equity, and empowerment around underrepresented identities.

Come talk with us:

  • If you have ideas and questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these are experienced in life outside of the classroom
  • If you have ideas about an initiative that will address diversity, inclusivity, and equity at SAIC within our spaces and our community
  • If you have an idea about ways to promote education and learning around diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • If you’d like to learn about ways to get involved with identity-based groups on- or off-campus
  • If you'd like to find where you belong within the multidimensional and intersectional student body
  • If you’d like to connect with other students who have similar or shared experiences
  • If you know of connections and resources in Chicago that you'd like to share with the community

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.