ACM SIGGRAPH is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are a membership organization that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.

UIUC ACM SIGGRAPH is an official student chapter of the ACM SIGGRAPH organization, which is an acronym for Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH is a subgroup of its parent organization ACM. Our chapter is comprised of UIUC students from majors such as Computer Science, Art & Design, Physics, and more. Our organization has been at the University of Illinois for a long time, and became official in 2008.

The UIUC Chapter is dedicated to research and project development in all forms of computer graphics. The primary project or projects each year are developed to be presented at the annual Engineering Open House. In the past we have done computer animated short films, short special effects films, games, and graphic research projects.

For more information about ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters, visit the ACM SIGGRAPH Professional and Student Chapters Committee Webpage.


New members are always welcome. General meetings are held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Siebel Center, and the room is TBA. Those interested in becoming members should attend one of these general meetings and talk to an officer to sign up. Additional meetings are scheduled from time to time; be sure to check the calendar for more information. Membership is yearly with an annual fee of $15. Benefits for becoming a member include access to Maya labs, free access to any UIUC ACM SIGGRAPH events, food for those long work nights, and more! For more information, feel free to email us at siggraph[at]acm.illinois.edu.


Our mission is to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques.


Our purpose is to foster a membership community whose core values help them to catalyze the innovation and application of computer graphics and interactive techniques.


Excellence: We value excellence in the information and experience provided by our products and activities.

Integrity: We value personal and organizational integrity in the selection of our content and in our interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Volunteerism: We value volunteers and volunteerism in an environment that actively supports its volunteers.

Passion: We value the passion our community feels for ACM SIGGRAPH and for the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Cross-Disciplinary Interaction: We value the interaction among the many disciplines that make up our community.


To view UIUC ACM SIGGRAPH’s bylaws, please click here.