Spirituality/Faith-Based Resources

We are committed to embracing our diverse community, and we provide support to the whole student, their identities, and their religious and spiritual practices. There are several ways for our students to engage in religious and spiritual practice while at SAIC.

Meditation Room

SAIC has a dedicated quiet space on-campus for various spiritual and religious practices to be used for reflection, meditation, or prayer. Designed by an SAIC student, the room is invitational to meet your needs of peace and equanimity. It is intentionally located away from heavily traveled, common, or crowded areas to welcome all members of the community for the purpose of quiet contemplative practices, inner calmness, and mindful awareness. 

You don't need to make any reservations to use the space as it is expected to be shared with others at any time. Please be respectful of each other’s practice while in the room. The room is available for use by individuals and should not be used for group programs. If you need a space of your own or your group, you can request access to the Movement Room (MacLean Center room 1301). For more information, contact Multicultural Affairs at multicultural_affairs@saic.edu.

The Mediation Room is located at: 
MacLean Center, Rm B-1-04
112 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

To ensure the safety of our community, lighting of incense, and candles, and/or any engaging in practices that may pose a fire hazard, are not permitted. Additional information can be found in the Fire Safety Policy found in the specific policies section of the Student Handbook.


Student Involvement

If you'd like to get involved with faith-based or spirituality-based communities, there are student groups that provide opportunities to connect. All groups are open to any community member, and all are invited to attend!

SAIC Hillel Organizes Shabbat dinners, and other events throughout the year.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Organizes prayer groups, conversations, tea times chats, and other events throughout the year.


Local Resources

Listed below are some sites for worship around Chicago. These sacred sites are significant, not only for communities to gather with shared purpose, but also for their significant architectural structures.   

3823 S Indiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60653
5500 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
100 Linden Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
1151 W Leland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
16 S Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603
4315 S Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60653
1121 N Leavitt St., Chicago, IL 60622
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615
1035 W 31st St., Chicago, IL 60608
4301 W Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60624
1936 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
340 W 66th St., Chicago, IL 60621
5500 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
2127 W 22nd Pl., Chicago, IL 60608
301 N Mayfield Ave., Chicago, IL 60644
9848 S WInchester Ave., Chicago, IL 60643
1040 N Harlem Ave., River Forest, IL 60305

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Chicago is home to many more resources and locations than can be listed! Our office is available to assist students in finding and locating resources both within and outside of SAIC.