Clubs & Organizations

Join a group that fits your interests

Student clubs and organizations sponsor activities, events, and programs at SFAI throughout the year. Join an active group, or work with the Student Affairs Office to start a new one, at any time! 

To join or get more information about one of these groups, contact the Student Affairs Office at 415.749.4524.


SFAEYE was created by and for students at San Francisco Art Institute. Established in 1973, SFAEYE is the Art Institute's longest-running student newspaper. After 36 years out of print, the Eye was revived in the Fall of 2016. 

A print edition of SFAEYE is released quarterly. 



Alliance has been formed to offer a brave space for students in the LGBTQAI community to convene socially and in support of each other, create a sense of cohesion amongst the SFAI population around issues of gender and sexual expression and identity, and provide a format for support and conversation as it relates to topics relevant to the organization. Alliance is strictly run by students, for students, and is a space where students can collectively dialogue through issues that arise.

Founded: 2016

Bubble Club!

Bubble Club! is a new, open collective about to take over! Offering six “PVC Water Walking Balls” for purposes ranging from alternative exhibitions and installations, performances, group excursions, sports and games, entertainment, and general experimental possibilities.

Founded: Spring 2017

Paint Café

Offering a fun non-academic place to figure paint with oils. This club is open to anyone and everyone, painters and non-painters. You can come and use the oil paints provided or bring your own supplies. Any medium is ok. One objective is to create a community around the paint club, come regularly, or only once, if you have never used oils, just ask the person next to you. Oils are expensive, we want to provide a place where one can experiment with oil paint, and potentially have access to use a color or two they have never tried before. Experiment, have fun, and improve your craft via one hour paint sessions, where your fellow students will be the model, even you will have the opportunity to be painted.

Founded: Spring 2017

Register a New Group

Starting a new club or organization is a simple process:

  • Write a statement of purpose for the group, find a faculty or staff advisor, and gather at least 3 members.
  • Download the Student Group Registration Form or complete the online form.  Paper copies are also available in the Registrar's Office.
  • Submit completed forms to studentaffairs[at] or registrar[at], or in person at the Registrar's Office.

Officially recognized student groups enjoy:

  • Special funding consideration from Student Union and LOGS
  • Recognition on the SFAI website