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 space on-campus to support the spiritual practices of our community. The interfaith space is intended for all members of the SAIC community to use for quiet reflection, meditation, or prayer. 

The Mediation Room is located at: 

MacLean Center 112 South Michigan Avenue, room B-1-04 Chicago, IL 60603

There is no reservation system for thie room and members of the community may use the space at-will, while being respectful of each other and everyone using the space. Those who need a space for prayer and meditation can also request access to the Movement Room. For more information, contact Multicultural Affairs at multicultural_affairs@saic.edu.


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.   

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.