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.
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 email@example.com.
The Mediation Room is located at:
MacLean Center, Rm B-1-04
112 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
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!
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.
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