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HIGHER EDUCATION
(110 ILCS 310/) University of Illinois Trustees Act.

110 ILCS 310/0.01

    (110 ILCS 310/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 40m)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the University of Illinois Trustees Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

110 ILCS 310/1

    (110 ILCS 310/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 41)
    Sec. 1. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall consist of the Governor and at least 12 trustees. Nine trustees shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The other trustees shall be students, of whom one student shall be selected from each University campus.
    Each student trustee shall serve a term of one year, beginning on July 1 or on the date of his or her selection, whichever is later, and expiring on the next succeeding June 30.
    Each trustee shall have all of the privileges of membership, except that only one student trustee shall have the right to cast a legally binding vote. The Governor shall designate which one of the student trustees shall possess, for his or her entire term, the right to cast a legally binding vote. Each student trustee who does not possess the right to cast a legally binding vote shall have the right to cast an advisory vote and the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions.
    Each trustee shall be governed by the same conflict of interest standards. Pursuant to those standards, it shall not be a conflict of interest for a student trustee to vote on matters pertaining to students generally, such as tuition and fees. However, it shall be a conflict of interest for a student trustee to vote on faculty member tenure or promotion. Student trustees shall be chosen by campus-wide student election, and the student trustee designated by the Governor to possess a legally binding vote shall be one of the students selected by this method. A student trustee who does not possess a legally binding vote on a measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its committees shall not be considered a trustee for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present at the time that measure is voted upon. To be eligible for selection as a student trustee and to be eligible to remain as a voting or nonvoting student trustee, a student trustee must be a resident of this State, must have and maintain a grade point average that is equivalent to at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a full time student enrolled at all times during his or her term of office except for that part of the term which follows the completion of the last full regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the University (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer session or summer school). If a voting or nonvoting student trustee fails to continue to meet or maintain the residency, minimum grade point average, or enrollment requirement established by this Section, his or her membership on the Board shall be deemed to have terminated by operation of law. The University may not use residency for tuition purposes as a factor in making the determination that a student is or is not a resident of this State. The following factors shall positively demonstrate residency in this State for the purposes of the residency requirement for student trustees and candidates for student trustee:
        (1) evidence of the student's Illinois domicile for
    
at least the previous 6 months;
        (2) evidence of the student's current, valid
    
Illinois driver's license; and
        (3) evidence of the student's valid Illinois voter
    
registration.
A positive demonstration of residency in this State for student trustees and candidates for student trustees under this Section does not apply to residency requirements for tuition purposes.
    If a voting student trustee resigns or otherwise ceases to serve on the Board, the Governor shall, within 30 days, designate one of the remaining student trustees to possess the right to cast a legally binding vote for the remainder of his or her term. If a nonvoting student trustee resigns or otherwise ceases to serve on the Board, the chief executive of the student government from that campus shall, within 30 days, select a new nonvoting student trustee to serve for the remainder of the term.
    No more than 5 of the 9 appointed trustees shall be affiliated with the same political party. Each trustee appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the Board. The term of office of each appointed trustee shall be 6 years from the third Monday in January of each odd numbered year. The regular terms of office of the appointed trustees shall be staggered so that 3 terms expire in each odd-numbered year.
    Vacancies for appointed trustees shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. If a vacancy in membership occurs at a time when the Senate is not in session, the Governor shall make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall appoint persons to fill such memberships for the remainder of their respective terms. If the Senate is not in session when appointments for a full term are made, appointments shall be made as in the case of vacancies.
    No action of the board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the board, or by reason of any failure to select student trustees.
(Source: P.A. 98-778, eff. 7-21-14.)

110 ILCS 310/2

    (110 ILCS 310/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 42)
    Sec. 2. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96.)

110 ILCS 310/3

    (110 ILCS 310/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 43)
    Sec. 3. No member of such board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under the authority of the board of which he is a member, nor shall any member of said board be directly or indirectly interested in any contract to be made by said board for any purpose whatever. This section does not prohibit the student members of the board of trustees from maintaining normal and official status as enrolled students or normal student employment at the University of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 78-822.)

110 ILCS 310/4

    (110 ILCS 310/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 44)
    Sec. 4. The fiscal year of the said University is hereby declared and required to terminate on the 30th day of June in each year, and all reports of the University, except catalogues and circulars, shall be addressed to the governor, and the annual reports shall contain a full account of the financial and other transactions of the University to the close of the fiscal year, as aforesaid, together with a full statement of the then condition of the endowment fund, and shall be presented to the governor on or before the 15th day of October in each year: Provided, that no less number of said reports be published annually than is now authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1189.)

110 ILCS 310/5

    (110 ILCS 310/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 45)
    Sec. 5. The trustees of the said University shall elect, annually, from their own number, a president; and no money shall be drawn from the treasury of the University, except by order of the board of trustees, on the warrant of the president of the said board, countersigned by the recording secretary.
(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96.)

110 ILCS 310/6

    (110 ILCS 310/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 46)
    Sec. 6. The said University shall offer instruction in such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, and as are adapted to promote a liberal and practical education in the several pursuits and professions of life, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3092.)

110 ILCS 310/7

    (110 ILCS 310/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 47)
    Sec. 7. The treasurer of the said University, and the said board, are hereby required in the future to invest the principal of the funds arising from the endowment granted by the United States, in interest-bearing bonds of the United States, or of this State, or in good county or school district bonds of this State. They are hereby prohibited from changing the securities in which said fund may be invested, except for reinvestment in interest-bearing bonds of the class and character specified above in this section.
(Source: Laws 1877, p. 215.)

110 ILCS 310/8

    (110 ILCS 310/8) (from Ch. 144, par. 47a)
    Sec. 8. If the Board of Trustees has provided access to any of the campuses under its jurisdiction to persons or groups whose purpose is to make students aware of educational or occupational options, the board shall provide, on an equal basis, access to the official recruiting representatives of the armed forces of Illinois and the United States for the purpose of informing students of educational and career opportunities available to them in the military. The board is not required to give greater notice regarding the right of access to recruiting representatives than is given to other persons and groups.
(Source: P.A. 82-161.)