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HIGHER EDUCATION110 ILCS 305/0.01
(110 ILCS 305/) University of Illinois Act.
(110 ILCS 305/0.01)
(from Ch. 144, par. 21m)
This Act may be cited as the
University of Illinois Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
110 ILCS 305/1
(110 ILCS 305/1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 22)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall
be a body corporate and politic, and by that name and
style shall have perpetual succession, have power to contract and be
contracted with, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the
Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of
Claims, to plead and be impleaded, to acquire, hold, and convey real and
personal property; to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at
pleasure; to make and establish by-laws, and to alter or repeal the same as
they shall deem necessary, for the management or government, in all its
various departments and relations, of the University of Illinois,
for the organization and endowment of which provision is made by this act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1236.)
110 ILCS 305/1a
(110 ILCS 305/1a)
(from Ch. 144, par. 22a)
The Board of Trustees shall comply with the provisions of "An
Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and
institutions", filed July 13, 1937; provided that in the purchase of any
coal or other fuel used in the operation of the University of Illinois, the
provisions of Section 30 of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (repealed by P.A. 90-572) shall
not apply to limit the price authorized to be paid by the Board of Trustees
for any such coal or fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)
110 ILCS 305/1b
(110 ILCS 305/1b)
(from Ch. 144, par. 22b)
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)
110 ILCS 305/1c
(110 ILCS 305/1c)
(from Ch. 144, par. 22c)
Armed forces training.
The Board of Trustees shall not bar
or exclude from the curriculum, course catalogs, transcripts, campus, or
school facilities of the
University of Illinois any armed forces training program or organization
operated under the authority of the United States government because the
program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of
the United States government or any agency, branch, or department thereof.
(Source: P.A. 87-788; 88-555, eff. 7-27-94.)
110 ILCS 305/1d
(110 ILCS 305/1d)
(from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
Child care services.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, "child care services" means day
care home or center services as defined by the Child Care Act of 1969.
(b) The Board may contract for the provision of child care services for its
employees. The Board may, in accordance with established rules, allow day care
centers to operate in State-owned or leased facilities. Such day care centers
shall be primarily for use by State employees of the university but use by
non-employees may be allowed.
Where the Board enters into a contract to construct, acquire or
lease all or a substantial portion of a building, in which more than 50
persons shall be employed, other than a renewal of an existing lease, after
July 1, 1992, and where a need has been demonstrated, according to
subsection (c), on-site child care services shall be provided for
employees of the university.
The Board shall implement this Section and shall promulgate all rules
and regulations necessary for this purpose. By April 1, 1993, the Board shall
propose rules setting forth the standards and criteria, including need and
feasibility, for determining if on-site child care services shall be provided.
The Board shall consult with the Department of Children and Family Services in
defining standards for child care service centers established pursuant to this
Section to ensure compliance with the Child Care Act of 1969. The Board shall
establish a schedule of fees that shall be charged for child care services
under this Section. The schedule shall be established so that charges for
service are based on the actual cost of care. Except as otherwise provided by
law for employees who may qualify for public assistance or social services due
to indigency or family circumstance, each employee obtaining child care
services under this Section shall be responsible for full payment of all
charges. The Board shall report, on or before December 31, 1993,
to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly, on the
feasibility and implementation of a plan for the provision of comprehensive
child care services.
(c) Prior to contracting for child care services, the Board shall determine
a need for child care services. Proof of need may include a survey of
university employees as well as a determination of the availability of child
care services through other State agencies, or in the community. The Board may
also require submission of a feasibility, design and implementation plan, that
takes into consideration similar needs and services of other State
The Board shall have the sole responsibility for choosing the successful
bidder and overseeing the operation of its child care service program within
the guidelines established by the Board. The Board shall promulgate rules under
the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that detail the specific standards to
be used in the selection of a vendor of child care services.
The contract shall provide for the establishment of or arrangement for the
use of a licensed day care center or a licensed day care agency, as defined in
the Child Care Act of 1969.
(Source: P.A. 87-1019; 88-45.)
110 ILCS 305/1e
(110 ILCS 305/1e)
(from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
Flexible hours positions.
The Board of Trustees is
authorized to use flexible hours positions. A flexible hours position is
one that does not require an ordinary work schedule and includes but is not
limited to: (1) a part-time job of 20 hours or more per week, (2) a job
which is shared by 2 employees, or (3) a job with a compressed work week
consisting of an ordinary number of working hours performed on fewer than
the number of days ordinarily required to perform that job. The Board may
define flexible hours positions to include other types of jobs than are defined
The Board shall establish goals for flexible hours positions to be
available at each campus under its jurisdiction, governance or supervision.
The Board shall give technical assistance to campuses in achieving their
goals, and shall report to the Governor and General Assembly prior to May
1, 1993, on the progress of each institution in achieving its goals.
When a goal of 20% of the positions on a campus being available on a
flexible hours basis has been reached, the Board shall evaluate the
effectiveness and efficiency of the program and determine whether to expand
the number of positions available for flexible hours.
(Source: P.A. 87-1155; 88-45.)
110 ILCS 305/1f
(110 ILCS 305/1f)
Consistent with a long-standing, proud
tradition, the General Assembly hereby declares that Chief Illiniwek is, and
may remain, the honored symbol of a great university, the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Source: P.A. 89-421, eff. 6-1-96.)
110 ILCS 305/3
(110 ILCS 305/3)
(from Ch. 144, par. 24)
In case the board of trustees shall at any time determine to
establish a branch or department of said university at any points elected
by them, such branch or department shall be under the control of the
members of said board residing in the grand division and congressional
district where said branch shall be located, unless otherwise ordered by
said board of trustees: Provided, that no portion of the funds resulting
from the congressional grant of land for the endowment of said University,
or from any donation now or hereafter to be made by the county, city or
town at or near which the University is located; and no portion of the
interest or proceeds of either of said funds shall ever be applied to the
support of any branch or department located outside of the county wherein
said University is located by this act.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)
110 ILCS 305/4
(110 ILCS 305/4)
(from Ch. 144, par. 25)
The board of trustees shall elect a regent who shall be charged
with the general supervision of the educational facilities and interests of
the university. Said regent shall be known as President of the University
and his term of office shall be at the pleasure of the board of trustees.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 873.)
110 ILCS 305/4.1
(110 ILCS 305/4.1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 25.1)
Chancellor search committee.
Whenever the board of trustees
establishes a search committee to fill the position of chancellor at any
campus of the University of Illinois, there shall be minority
representation, including women, on that search committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-378.)
110 ILCS 305/5
(110 ILCS 305/5)
(from Ch. 144, par. 26)
At the first, and at each biennial meeting thereafter, it shall be
the duty of the board to appoint a treasurer, who shall not be a member of
the board, and who shall give bonds, with such security as the board of
trustees shall deem amply sufficient to guard the University from danger of
loss or diminution of the funds intrusted to his care. The trustees may
appoint, also, the corresponding secretary, whose duty it shall be, under
the direction or with the approval of the trustees, to issue circulars,
directions for procuring needful materials for conducting experiments, and
eliciting instructive information from persons in various counties,
selected for that purpose, and skilled in any branch of agricultural,
mechanical and industrial art; and to do all other acts needful to enable
him to prepare such reports and financial statements regarding the
University and its departments as may from time to time be required by law
or by action of the board of trustees. The trustees may appoint, also,
a recording secretary, whose duty it shall be to keep faithful record of
the transactions of the board of trustees, and prepare the same for
publication in a biennial report. The treasurer and the corresponding and
recording secretaries shall receive such compensation as the trustees may
fix, to be paid in the same manner as the teachers and other employees of
the University are paid.
(Source: P.A. 86-1189.)
110 ILCS 305/6
(110 ILCS 305/6)
(from Ch. 144, par. 27)
No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the University except
by order of the board of trustees, on warrant of the regent, drawn upon the
treasurer, and countersigned by the recording secretary.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)
110 ILCS 305/7
(110 ILCS 305/7)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28)
Powers of trustees.
(a) The trustees shall have power to provide for the requisite
buildings, apparatus, and conveniences; to fix the rates for tuition; to
appoint such professors and instructors, and to establish and provide for
the management of such model farms, model art, and other departments and
professorships, as may be required to teach, in the most thorough manner,
such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic
arts, and military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical
studies. The trustees shall, upon the written request of an employee withhold
from the compensation of that employee any dues, payments or contributions
payable by such employee to any labor organization as defined in the Illinois
Educational Labor Relations Act. Under such arrangement, an amount shall
be withheld from each regular payroll period which is equal to the pro rata
share of the annual dues plus any payments or contributions, and the trustees
shall transmit such withholdings to the specified labor organization within 10
working days from the time of the withholding. They may accept the endowments
and voluntary professorships or departments in the University, from any person
or persons or corporations who may offer the same, and, at any regular
meeting of the board, may prescribe rules and regulations in relation to such
endowments and declare on what general principles they may be admitted:
Provided, that such special voluntary endowments or professorships shall
not be incompatible with the true design and scope of the act of congress,
or of this Act: Provided, that no student shall at any time be allowed to
remain in or about the University in idleness, or without full mental or
industrial occupation: And provided further, that the trustees, in the
exercise of any of the powers conferred by this Act, shall not create any
liability or indebtedness in excess of the funds in the hands of the
treasurer of the University at the time of creating such liability or
indebtedness, and which may be specially and properly applied to the
payment of the same. Any lease to the trustees of lands, buildings or
facilities which will support scientific research and development in such
areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology,
robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years,
and may grant to the trustees the option to purchase the lands, buildings or
facilities. The lease shall recite that it is subject to termination and
cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an
appropriation to pay the rent payable under the terms of the lease.
Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have
the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
The Board of Trustees may, directly or in cooperation with other institutions
of higher education, acquire by purchase or lease or otherwise, and construct,
enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage medical research
and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings,
facilities, equipment and personal property therefor, to encourage and
facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the
State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of
technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy.
The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part
of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in
a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as
the University of Illinois may deem advisable and enter into any contract or
agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may be necessary or suitable for
the construction, financing, operation and maintenance and management of any
such park; and may lease to any person, firm, partnership or corporation,
either public or private, any part or all of the land, building, facilities,
equipment or other property of such park for such purposes and upon such
rentals, terms and conditions as the University may deem advisable; and may
finance all or part of the cost of any such park, including the purchase,
lease, construction, reconstruction, improvement, remodeling, addition to, and
extension and maintenance of all or part of such high technology park, and all
equipment and furnishings, by legislative appropriations, government grants,
contracts, private gifts, loans, receipts from the operation of such high
technology park, rentals and similar receipts; and may make its other
facilities and services available to tenants or other occupants of any such
park at rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
The Trustees shall have power (a) to purchase real property and
easements, and (b) to acquire real property and easements in the manner
provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and in the
event negotiations for the acquisition of real property or easements for
making any improvement which the Trustees are authorized to make shall have
proven unsuccessful and the Trustees shall have by resolution adopted a
schedule or plan of operation for the execution of the project and therein
made a finding that it is necessary to take such property or easements
immediately or at some specified later date in order to comply with the
schedule, the Trustees may acquire such property or easements in the same
manner provided in Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act (quick-take procedure).
The Board of Trustees also shall have power to agree with the State's
Attorney of the county in which any properties of the Board are located to
pay for services rendered by the various taxing districts for the years
1944 through 1949 and to pay annually for services rendered thereafter by
such district such sums as may be determined by the Board upon properties
used solely for income producing purposes, title to which is held by said
Board of Trustees, upon properties leased to members of the staff of the
University of Illinois, title to which is held in trust for said Board of
Trustees and upon properties leased to for-profit entities the title to
which properties is held by the Board of Trustees. A certified copy of
any such agreement made with the State's Attorney shall be filed with the
County Clerk and such sums shall be distributed to the respective taxing
districts by the County Collector in such proportions that each taxing district
will receive therefrom such proportion as the tax rate of such taxing district
bears to the total tax rate that would be levied against such properties if
they were not exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, subject to the
applicable civil service law, may appoint persons to be members of the
University of Illinois Police Department. Members of the Police Department
shall be peace officers and as such have all powers possessed by policemen
in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or
warrants of violations of state statutes and city or county ordinances,
except that they may exercise such powers only in counties wherein the
University and any of its branches or properties are located when such is
required for the protection of university properties and interests, and its
students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested
by appropriate state or local law enforcement officials; provided, however,
that such officer shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes.
The Board of Trustees must authorize to each member of the University of
and to any other employee of the University of Illinois exercising the powers
of a peace officer
a distinct badge
that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the
Illinois and (ii)
contains a unique identifying number.
No other badge shall be authorized by
the University of Illinois.
Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the Board of Trustees from issuing
or other distinctive identification to employees not exercising the powers of a
peace officer if the Board of Trustees determines that a shield or distinctive
identification is needed by the employee to carry out his or her
The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by or through the
College of Medicine at Peoria, a managed care community network established
under subsection (b) of Section 5-11 of the Illinois
Public Aid Code.
The powers of the trustees as herein designated are subject to the provisions
of "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and
duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named",
approved August 22, 1961, as amended.
The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to adopt all administrative
rules which may be necessary for the effective administration, enforcement and
regulation of all matters for which the Board has jurisdiction or
(b) To assist in the provision of buildings and facilities beneficial to,
useful for, or supportive of University purposes, the Board of Trustees of the
University of Illinois may exercise the following powers with regard to the
area located on or adjacent to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and
bounded as follows: on the West by Morgan Street; on the North by
Roosevelt Road; on the East by Union Street; and on
the South by 16th
Street, in the City of Chicago:
(1) Acquire any interests in land, buildings, or
facilities by purchase, including installments payable over a period allowed by law, by lease over a term of such duration as the Board of Trustees shall determine, or by exercise of the power of eminent domain;
(2) Sub-lease or contract to purchase through
installments all or any portion of buildings or facilities for such duration and on such terms as the Board of Trustees shall determine, including a term that exceeds 5 years, provided that each such lease or purchase contract shall be and shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent or purchase installments payable under the terms of such lease or purchase contract; and
(3) Sell property without compliance with the State
Property Control Act and retain proceeds in the University Treasury in a special, separate development fund account which the Auditor General shall examine to assure compliance with this Act.
Any buildings or facilities to be developed on the land shall be buildings or
facilities that, in the determination of the Board of Trustees, in whole
or in part: (i) are for use by the University; or (ii) otherwise advance the
interests of the University, including, by way of example, residential
facilities for University staff and students and commercial facilities which
provide services needed by the University
community. Revenues from the development fund account may be withdrawn by
the University for the purpose of demolition and the processes associated with
demolition; routine land and property acquisition; extension of utilities;
streetscape work; landscape work; surface and structure parking; sidewalks,
recreational paths, and street construction; and lease and lease purchase
arrangements and the professional services associated with the planning and
development of the area. Moneys from the development fund account used for any
other purpose must be deposited into and appropriated from the General Revenue
Fund. Buildings or facilities leased to
or person other than the University shall not be subject to any limitations
applicable to a State supported college or university under any law. All
development on the land and all use of any buildings or facilities shall be
subject to the control and approval of the Board of Trustees.
(c) The Board of Trustees shall have the power to borrow money, as necessary, from time to time in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid by the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by the State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c). The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c), the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this subsection (c) shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer.
The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this subsection (c) shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
For the purposes of this subsection (c), "financial institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government-sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 96-909, eff. 6-8-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
110 ILCS 305/7a
(110 ILCS 305/7a)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28a)
(a) The board of trustees shall provide each member of the University of
Illinois Police Department without cost to him public liability
insurance covering each member for any liability which arises out of his
employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be
not less than $50,000, unless such indemnification is provided by a program
of self-insurance under subsection (b).
(b) The board of trustees may establish a program
of self-insurance to defend
members of the University of Illinois Police Department, without cost to
them, against liability claims which arise out of their employment, and
indemnify them for any such liability in an amount not less than $50,000.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
shall have power
to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, in whole or in part, the University
police, paid and unpaid University employees, members of The Board of Trustees,
and any students, volunteer workers, or visiting faculty or professionals
who are agents of the University in the delivery of University programs
or services, against civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses
arising out of statements, acts, or omissions in the discharge of their
University duties. The Board of Trustees may establish and accumulate reserves
for the payment of such civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses,
or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. When permitted
by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution
of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the
performance of any function, service, or act, the Board of Trustees may
agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting
from such use of property or performance of function, service, or act.
Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or
all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the
performance of the agreement.
If the University undertakes a self insurance program, the University may
accumulate reserves for such purposes, subject to the following conditions:
(a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary
and proper, based on past experience and independent actuarial determinations:
(b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of
the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves
may be used:
(c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments on civil
suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims
investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising
out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of
their University duties, and covered by the self insurance program:
(d) All funds collected for such self insurance program or earmarked for
such self insurance program must be placed in the reserves:
(e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary
and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding
for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
(Source: P.A. 82-374.)
110 ILCS 305/7b
(110 ILCS 305/7b)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28b)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have
the power to acquire, own, construct, enlarge, improve, and equip, and to
operate, control and manage, directly or through others, central heating,
steam and other energy generating and processing plants and distribution
facilities to serve University buildings, facilities and activities. The
Board of Trustees may contract for periods not to exceed 10 years for delivery
of coal, fuel oil and natural gas, with payments to be made from appropriations
for the year in which the coal, fuel oil or natural gas is delivered; provided
that all such contracts for the delivery of fuel shall recite that they are
subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General
Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of
such contract. To the extent any such plant produces or processes energy in
excess of the University's requirements, the Board of Trustees may at its
discretion sell, transport and deliver to others all or a part of said excess
energy at such fees, rates and charges as the Board of Trustees may determine
from time to time. No sale or other disposition of energy by the Board of
Trustees pursuant to this Section shall be deemed to constitute the University
of Illinois a public utility, nor shall the University be otherwise deemed a
public utility, that is subject to the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)
110 ILCS 305/7c
(110 ILCS 305/7c)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28c)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall
establish a program to assess the oral English language proficiency of all
persons providing classroom instruction to students at each campus under
the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board, and shall ensure
that each person who is not orally proficient in the English language
attain such proficiency prior to providing any classroom instruction to
students. The program required by this Section shall be fully implemented
to ensure the oral English language proficiency of all classroom instructors at
each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board
by the beginning of the 1987-88 academic year.
Any other provisions of this Section to the contrary notwithstanding,
nothing in this Section shall be deemed or construed to apply to, or to
require such oral English language proficiency of any person who provides
classroom instruction to students in foreign language courses only.
(Source: P.A. 84-1434.)
110 ILCS 305/7d
(110 ILCS 305/7d)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28d)
(a) The Board of Trustees may acquire, through merger, a
domestic not-for-profit corporation which is affiliated with the University
of Illinois and carries on athletic sports and promotes athletic interests
among students of the University. The Board of Trustees and the
not-for-profit corporation may accomplish the merger by adopting a plan of
merger setting forth:
(1) The names of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and
the domestic not-for-profit corporation which propose to merge; and the
name of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois as the entity
into which they propose to merge, which is hereinafter designated as the
(2) The terms and conditions of the proposed merger; and
(3) Such other provisions with respect to the proposed merger as are
deemed necessary or desirable, including provisions, if any, under which
the proposed merger may be abandoned prior to the filing of Articles of
Merger in the office of the Secretary of State.
Adoption of the plan by the Board of Trustees shall be at a meeting of
the Trustees and by affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees
who are qualified to vote.
(b)(1) Articles of Merger shall be executed by the
Board and the affiliated corporation and shall set forth:
(A) the name of each corporation;
(B) the plan of merger;
(C) as to the domestic not-for-profit corporation, a statement that the
plan was adopted at a meeting of members by the affirmative vote of the
members having not less than the minimum number of votes necessary to adopt
a plan, as provided in Section 111.20 of the General Not For Profit
Corporation Act of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, and the date of the meeting; and
(D) as to the Board of Trustees, a statement that the plan was adopted
at a meeting of Trustees by the affirmative vote of a majority of the
Trustees qualified to vote, and the date of the meeting.
(2) The Articles of Merger shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
(c)(1) When the provisions of subsection (b) have been complied with, the
Secretary of State shall issue a Certificate of Merger. The merger shall
become effective upon the issuance of the Certificate of Merger by the
Secretary of State or on such later date, not more than 30 days after the
issuance of the Certificate by the Secretary of State, as may be provided for
in the plan.
(2) The Certificate of Merger, with a copy of the Articles of Merger
affixed thereto by the Secretary of State, shall be returned to the Board
of Trustees and such Certificate and Articles, or a copy thereof certified
by the Secretary of State, shall be filed for record in the office of the
Recorder of Champaign County.
(d) When such merger has been effected:
(1) The parties to the plan of merger shall be a single corporation
designated in the plan of merger as The Board of Trustees of the University
of Illinois, a body corporate and politic.
(2) The separate existence of the domestic not-for-profit corporation,
which has merged into The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, shall cease.
(3) The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois as surviving
corporation shall possess all the rights, privileges, immunities and
franchises, of a public or private nature, of each of the
merging corporations; and all property, real, personal and mixed, and all
debts due on whatever account, and all other choses in action, and all and
every other interest, of or belonging to or due to each of the corporations
so merged, shall be taken and deemed to be transferred and vested in
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois,
without further act or deed; and the title to any real estate, or any
interest therein, and property held in trust or received by gift, bequest
or devise, vested in either of such corporations shall not revert or be in
any way impaired by reason of such merger.
The surviving corporation shall be governed by the laws applicable to a
body corporate and politic and shall not be governed by the General Not For
Profit Corporation Act of 1986.
(4) The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall be
responsible and liable for all the liabilities and obligations of each of
the corporations so merged; and any claim existing or action or proceeding
pending by or against either of such corporations may be prosecuted to
judgment as if such merger had not taken place, or the surviving
corporation may be substituted in its place. Neither the rights of
creditors nor any liens upon the property of either of such corporations
shall be impaired by such merger.
(e) On the effective date of the merger, the employees of the merging
corporations shall be employees of the surviving corporation, credited with
earned vacation days and sick leave days accrued before the merger; and
every person who is employed by the domestic not-for-profit corporation in a
position which would be classified as a civil service position if it were
under the State Universities Civil Service System, and who has completed 6
months or more of service in the position, shall, without examination, be
certified in the State Universities Civil Service System in the
classification applicable to the position, and shall be entitled to
seniority in such University System from the date of employment in the
position by the domestic not-for-profit corporation. Any person who has
not completed 6 months of service in such a position on
the effective date of the merger shall be
required to meet the certifying requirements of the State Universities
Civil Service System before being certified. Persons exempt under Section
36e of "An Act to Create the State Universities Civil Service System",
approved May 11, 1905, as now or hereafter amended, shall not be covered by
the State Universities Civil Service System.
(Source: P.A. 86-6.)
110 ILCS 305/7e
(110 ILCS 305/7e)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28e)
(a) A firefighter employed by the University of Illinois who is
an elected state officer of a statewide labor organization that is a
representative of University of Illinois firefighters shall be granted
leave by the University of Illinois, without loss of pay or benefits and
without being required to make up for lost time, for work hours
devoted to performing the firefighter's responsibilities as an elected
state officer of the statewide labor organization; provided that the
elected officer has arranged for another University of Illinois firefighter
who is qualified to perform the absent firefighter's duties to work for
(b) The statewide labor organization shall, by May 1 of each year:
(1) designate 4 elected state officers, whose right
to leave while carrying out their duties for the organization shall be limited to 20 shifts per officer per year (for years beginning May 1 and ending April 30); and
(2) notify the University if it is the employer of an
elected state officer to whom this Section applies, identifying the elected state officer, and indicate whether the officer is one of those limited to 20 shifts per year.
(c) For the purposes of this Section:
"Statewide labor organization" means an organization representing
firefighters employed by at least 85 municipalities in this State, that is
affiliated with the Illinois State Federation of Labor.
"Elected state officer" means a full-time firefighter who is one of the
9 top elected officers of the statewide labor organization.
(Source: P.A. 86-1395.)
110 ILCS 305/7e-5
(110 ILCS 305/7e-5)
In-state tuition charge.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
for tuition purposes, the Board of Trustees shall deem
an Illinois resident, until the individual establishes a residence
outside of this State, if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
guardian while attending a public or private high school in this State.
(2) The individual graduated from a public or private
high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this State.
(3) The individual attended school in this State for
at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma.
(4) The individual registers as an entering student
in the University not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
(5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
or a permanent resident of the United States, the individual provides the University with an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
This subsection (a) applies only to tuition for a
term or semester that begins
on or after May 20, 2003 (the effective date of Public Act 93-7).
Any revenue lost by the University in implementing this subsection (a)
shall be absorbed by the University Income Fund.
(b) If a person is on active military duty and stationed in Illinois,
Board of Trustees shall deem that person and any of his or her
dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, if a person is on active military duty and is stationed out of State, but he or she was stationed in this State for at least 3 years immediately prior to being reassigned out of State, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person and any of his or her dependents Illinois residents for tuition purposes, as long as that person or his or her dependent (i) applies for admission to the University within 18 months of the person on active military duty being reassigned or (ii) remains continuously enrolled at the University. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent variation of that Act, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C. 3679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving veterans' education benefits, then the Board of Trustees shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)
110 ILCS 305/7f
(110 ILCS 305/7f)
(from Ch. 144, par. 28f)
Partial tuition waivers.
(a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or university" means any
of the following: the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University,
Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University,
Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.
(b) Each year the Board of Trustees of the University of
Illinois shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at any
campus under its governance or supervision to the children of employees of
an Illinois college or university who have been employed
by any one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an aggregate
period of at least 7
years. To be eligible to receive a partial tuition waiver, the child of an
employee of an Illinois college or university (i) must
be under the age of 25 at the
commencement of the academic year during which the partial tuition waiver
is to be effective, and (ii) must qualify for admission to the University of
under the same admissions requirements, standards and policies which the
University of Illinois applies to applicants for admission generally to its
undergraduate colleges and programs.
(c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
eligible applicant who has continued to maintain satisfactory academic
progress toward graduation may have his or her partial tuition waiver
renewed until the time as he or she has expended 4 years of undergraduate
partial tuition waiver benefits under this Section.
(e) The Board of Trustees shall prescribe rules and regulations
are necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-824, eff. 8-13-18.)
110 ILCS 305/7g
(110 ILCS 305/7g)
(Source: P.A. 89-307, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 100-824, eff. 8-13-18.)
110 ILCS 305/7h
(110 ILCS 305/7h)
Tuition and fee waiver report.
The Board of Trustees shall
report to the
of Higher Education by September 15 of each year the tuition and fee waivers
granted in the previous fiscal year as well as the following information for
tuition and fee waiver
program in which the University participates:
(1) Justification of the need for the program.
(2) The program's intended purposes and goals.
(3) The program's eligibility and selection criteria.
(4) The program's cost.
(5) Any benefits resulting from the program.
(Source: P.A. 92-51, eff. 1-1-02.)
110 ILCS 305/7i
(110 ILCS 305/7i)
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)
110 ILCS 305/8
(110 ILCS 305/8)
(from Ch. 144, par. 29)
(b) In addition, commencing in the fall of 1993, no new student shall
then or thereafter be admitted to instruction in any of the departments or
colleges of the University unless such student also has satisfactorily
(1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
the following 5 categories:
(A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
oral communications and literature), of which up to 2 years may be collegiate level instruction;
(B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing
(C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or fundamentals of computer programming);
(D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences); and
(E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
(which may be deemed to include American Sign Language), music, vocational education or art;
(2) except that institutions may admit individual
applicants if the institution determines through assessment or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the coursework taken, including vocational education courses and courses taken in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills expected to be acquired in the high school courses required for admission. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall not discriminate in the University's admissions process against an applicant for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code. Institutions may also admit 1) applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and 2) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are admitted to the formal organized special assistance programs that are tailored to the needs of such students, providing that in either case, the institution incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum courses or other academic activities that compensate for course deficiencies; and
(3) except that up to 3 of the 15 units of coursework
required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5 categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
(c) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall recognize
their obligation to their students to offer the coursework required by
(d) A student who has graduated from high school and has scored within the
University's accepted range on the ACT or SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency test as a prerequisite to
(e) The Board of Trustees shall establish an admissions process in which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an application for admission to the University as a freshman student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on active duty during the fall semester. The University may request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who was on active duty during the fall semester.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
110 ILCS 305/8a
(110 ILCS 305/8a)
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 98-742, eff. 7-16-14.)
110 ILCS 305/9
(110 ILCS 305/9)
(from Ch. 144, par. 30)
Scholarships for children of veterans.
For each of the following
periods of hostilities, each county shall be entitled, annually, to one
honorary scholarship in the University, for the benefit of the children of
persons who served in the armed forces of the United States, except that the total number of scholarships annually granted to recipients from each county may not exceed 3: any time between September 16, 1940 and the
termination of World War II, any time during the national emergency
between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, any time during the Viet
Nam conflict between January 1, 1961 and May 7, 1975, any time during the siege of Beirut and the Grenada Conflict between June 14, 1982 and December 15, 1983, or any
time on or after August 2, 1990 and until Congress or the President orders that
persons in service are no longer eligible for
the Southwest Asia Service Medal, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Preference for scholarships shall be
given to the children of persons who are deceased or to the children of persons who have a disability. Such scholarships shall be
granted to such pupils as shall, upon public examination, conducted as
the board of trustees of the University may determine, be decided to
have attained the greatest proficiency in the branches of learning
usually taught in the secondary schools, and who shall be of good moral
character, and not less than 15 years of age. Such pupils, so selected,
shall be entitled to receive, without charge for tuition, instruction in
any or all departments of the University for a term of at least 4
consecutive years. Such pupils shall conform, in all respects, to the
rules and regulations of the University, established for the government
of the pupils in attendance.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-377, eff. 8-17-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
110 ILCS 305/10
(110 ILCS 305/10)
(from Ch. 144, par. 31)
The faculty of the University shall consist of the chief
instructors in each of the several departments. The trustees, on
recommendation of a majority of the faculty, may authorize the regent of
the University to issue certificates of scholarship under the seal of the
University, to any student of good moral character, who shall have been in
attendance not less than one year, and shall have completed satisfactorily
the studies of the year; which certificate shall set forth the precise
attainments as ascertained by special examinations in the several branches
of learning studied by such student during his attendance in the
University; and on like recommendation of the faculty, the trustees may
authorize the regent, as president of the University, to issue diplomas to
such persons as shall have completed satisfactorily the required studies,
and sustained the examinations therein, conferring such literary and
scientific degrees as are usually conferred by universities for similar or
equivalent courses of studies, or such as the trustees may deem
appropriate. All certificates and diplomas shall be in the English
language, unless the student entitled to the same shall otherwise prefer.
(Source: Laws 1877, p. 216.)
110 ILCS 305/11
(110 ILCS 305/11)
(from Ch. 144, par. 32)
No elected or selected member of the Board of
Trustees shall receive any compensation for attending on the meetings of
the Board, but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary
expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
Expenses necessarily incurred by any non-voting student member may, at the
discretion of the President of the Board, be provided for by advance payment to
member, who shall account therefor to the Board immediately after each meeting.
At all the stated and other meetings of the Board of Trustees, called by the
corresponding secretary, or any 5 members of the Board, a majority
shall constitute a quorum, provided all the members have been
At each regular and special meeting that is open to the public, members of
employees of the University shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable
make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 91-715, eff. 1-1-01.)
110 ILCS 305/12
(110 ILCS 305/12)
(from Ch. 144, par. 33)
It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to permanently
locate said University at Urbana in Champaign County, Illinois, whenever
the County of Champaign shall, according to the proper forms of law, convey
or cause to be conveyed to said trustees, in fee simple, and free from all
incumbrances, the Urbana and Champaign Institute buildings, grounds, and
lands, together with the appurtenances thereto belonging, as set forth in
the following offer in behalf of said county, to-wit:
"The undersigned, a committee appointed by the board of supervisors of
Champaign County, are instructed to make the following offer to the State
of Illinois, in consideration of the permanent location of the Illinois
Industrial University at Urbana, Champaign County, viz.: We offer the
Urbana and Champaign Institute buildings and grounds, containing about ten
acres; also one hundred and sixty acres of land adjacent thereto; also,
four hundred acres of land, it being part of section No. twenty-one, in
township No. nineteen, north, range No. nine east, distant not exceeding
one mile from the corporate limits of the City of Urbana.
"Also, four hundred and ten (410) acres of land, it being part of
section No. nineteen, township No. nineteen, range No. nine east, within
one mile of the buildings herein offered.
"Also, the donation offered by the Illinois Central Railroad Company of
fifty thousand dollars' worth of freight over said road for the benefit of
"Also, one hundred thousand dollars in Champaign County bonds, due and
payable in ten years, and bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent per
annum, and two thousand dollars in fruit, shade, and ornamental trees and
shrubbery, to be selected from the nursery of M. L. Dunlap, and furnished
at the lowest catalogue rates, making an estimated valuation of four
hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000). Titles to be perfect, and
conveyance to the state to be made or caused to be made by the County of
Champaign, upon the permanent location of the Illinois Industrial
University upon the said grounds, so to be conveyed as aforesaid; and we
hereby in our official capacity guarantee the payment of the said bonds and
the faithful execution of the deeds of conveyance, free from all
incumbrances, as herein set forth.
W. D. Somers,
T. A. Cosgrove,
C. R. Moorhouse,
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)
110 ILCS 305/12.5
(110 ILCS 305/12.5)
Study of effect of the Lottery on Illinois families.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shall conduct a study, subject to appropriation, on the effect on Illinois families of members of the family purchasing Illinois Lottery tickets. The University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shall report its findings to the
General Assembly on or before January 1, 2011.
(Source: P.A. 96-34, eff. 7-13-09.)
110 ILCS 305/18
(110 ILCS 305/18)
(from Ch. 144, par. 39)
The bond required to be given by said treasurer shall be
conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as treasurer of the
"Illinois Industrial University," and for any breach thereof suit may be
instituted in the name of the "Illinois Industrial University;" and it
shall be deemed a criminal offense for any person or persons holding in
trust any part of the funds of said University knowingly or negligently to
misapply or misappropriate the same, indictable in any court having
jurisdiction, in the same manner as other crimes are punishable, by fine or
imprisonment, at the discretion of the court, according to the nature of
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)
110 ILCS 305/20
(110 ILCS 305/20)
Medical school research experiments; informed consent.
person is to
as a subject in a research experiment conducted at the College of Medicine
does not understand the English language, then the informed consent document
research experiment must be written in a language that the person does
If the person cannot read or has difficulty reading, the document must
be read to the person
in that same language.
(Source: P.A. 91-861, eff. 6-22-00.)
110 ILCS 305/21
(110 ILCS 305/21)
Meningitis vaccine; information.
beginning of each academic year, the University shall inform each of its
incoming freshmen and transfer students about meningitis and its transmission. Any
University facility that delivers health services to University students
must offer the meningitis vaccine, subject to availability of the vaccine
from the manufacturer. Nothing in this Section may
be construed to require the University to pay for the cost
(Source: P.A. 92-89, eff. 1-1-02.)
110 ILCS 305/25
(110 ILCS 305/25)
Limitation on tuition increase.
This Section applies only to those students who first enroll after the
2003-2004 academic year. For 4 continuous academic years following
initial enrollment (or for undergraduate programs that require more than
4 years to complete, for the normal time to complete the program, as
determined by the University), the tuition charged an undergraduate
student who is an Illinois resident shall not exceed the amount that the
student was charged at the time he or she first enrolled in the University.
However, if the student changes majors during this time period, the
tuition charged the student shall equal the amount the student would
have been charged had he or she been admitted to the changed major
when he or she first enrolled. An undergraduate student who is an Illinois resident and who has for 4 continuous academic years been charged no more than the tuition amount that he or she was charged at the time he or she first enrolled in the University shall be charged tuition not to exceed the amount the University charged students who first enrolled in the University for the academic year following the academic year the student first enrolled in the University for a maximum of 2 additional continuous academic years.
(Source: P.A. 96-1293, eff. 7-26-10.)
110 ILCS 305/30
(110 ILCS 305/30)
Provision of student and social security
(a) The University, including its agents, employees, student or alumni organizations, or any affiliates,
may not provide a student's name, address, telephone
number, social security number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying
business organization or financial institution that issues credit or debit
cards, unless the student is 21 years of age or older. This prohibition does not apply to service providers of the University that (i) assist the University in the electronic disbursement of refunds, including, but not limited to, financial aid refunds, and (ii) do not provide loan or credit services.
(b) The University may not print an individual's social security number on any card or other document required for the individual to access products or services provided by the University.
(Source: P.A. 96-261, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1391, eff. 7-29-10.)
110 ILCS 305/35
(110 ILCS 305/35)
Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is called to active military service to complete any unfinished courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course credit has already been given or the student received a full refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to active military service). The student must be given priority over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses. The Board of Trustees may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-587, eff. 8-15-05.)
110 ILCS 305/40
(110 ILCS 305/40)
Sexual assault awareness education.
The University shall provide some form of sexual assault awareness education to all incoming students, whether through a seminar, online training, or some other way of informing students.
(Source: P.A. 95-764, eff. 1-1-09.)
110 ILCS 305/45
(110 ILCS 305/45)
Buildings available for emergency purposes.
The Board of Trustees shall make mutually agreed buildings of the university available for emergency purposes, upon the request of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the State-accredited emergency management agency with jurisdiction, or the American Red Cross, and cooperate in all matters with the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency, local emergency management agencies, State-certified, local public health departments, the American Red Cross, and
federal agencies concerned with emergency preparedness and response.
(Source: P.A. 96-57, eff. 7-23-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
110 ILCS 305/50
(110 ILCS 305/50)
Veterans' Day; moment of silence.
If the University holds any type of event at the University on November 11, Veterans' Day, the Board of Trustees shall require a moment of silence at that event to recognize Veterans' Day.
(Source: P.A. 96-84, eff. 7-27-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
110 ILCS 305/55
(110 ILCS 305/55)
Faculty and staff contact with public officials.
All faculty and staff members of the University are free to communicate their views on any matter of private or public concern to any member of the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of government, State or federal, without notice to or prior approval of the University, so long as they do not represent that they are speaking for or on behalf of the University.
(Source: P.A. 96-147, eff. 8-7-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
110 ILCS 305/60
(110 ILCS 305/60)
Faculty and staff political displays.
The University may not prohibit any faculty or staff member from (i) displaying political buttons, stickers, or patches while on University property, provided that such display by any member of the faculty in an instructional setting is for a purpose relevant to the subject of instruction; (ii) attending a partisan political rally, provided that the employee is not on duty; or (iii) displaying a partisan bumper sticker on his or her motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 96-148, eff. 8-7-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
110 ILCS 305/65
(110 ILCS 305/65)
Disability history and awareness.
The University may conduct and promote activities that provide education on, awareness of, and an understanding of disability history, people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement.
(Source: P.A. 96-191, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
110 ILCS 305/70
(110 ILCS 305/70)
Administrator and faculty salary and benefits; report.
The Board of Trustees shall report to the Board of Higher Education, on or before July 1 of each year, the base salary and benefits of the president of the university and all administrators, faculty members, and instructors employed by the university. For the purposes of this Section, "benefits" includes without limitation vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities, and retirement enhancements.
(Source: P.A. 96-266, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
110 ILCS 305/75
(110 ILCS 305/75)
American Sign Language courses.
The University may award academic credit for the successful completion of any American Sign Language course offered or approved by the University, which may be applied toward the satisfaction of the foreign language requirements of the University, except for those requirements related to the content of a student's academic major.
(Source: P.A. 96-843, eff. 6-1-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
110 ILCS 305/80
(110 ILCS 305/80)
Search firm prohibition.
Charges for the services of an external hiring search firm may not be paid from any source of funds, except (i) in the hiring of the President of the University or (ii) in the case of when the President of the University and the Board of Trustees demonstrate a justifiable need for guidance from an individual or firm with specific expertise in the field of the hiring. The University shall implement a policy under this Section, including qualifying criteria, within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-814, eff. 1-1-13.)
110 ILCS 305/85
(110 ILCS 305/85)
Priority enrollment; service member or veteran.
(a) For the purposes of this Section:
"Service member" means a resident of this State who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces, including any reserve component, or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States and who is eligible to receive military educational benefits.
"Veteran" means a resident of this State who was a service member and who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge.
(b) The Board of Trustees shall give the earliest possible enrollment opportunity that the University offers to a service member or veteran.
(c) The priority enrollment provided pursuant to this Section shall apply to enrollment for all degree and certificate programs offered by the University after the student's eligibility to receive benefits has been verified by the University.
(Source: P.A. 98-316, eff. 1-1-14.)
110 ILCS 305/90
(110 ILCS 305/90)
Employment contract limitations.
applies to the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University entered into, amended,
renewed, or extended after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. This Section does
not apply to collective bargaining agreements. With respect to
employment contracts entered into with the president or all chancellors of the
(1) Severance under the contract may not exceed one
year salary and applicable benefits.
(2) A contract with a determinate start and end date
(3) The contract may not include any automatic
(4) Severance payments or contract buyouts may be
placed in an escrow account if there are pending criminal charges against the president or all chancellors of the University related to their employment.
(5) Final action on the formation, renewal,
extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University must be made during an open meeting of the Board of Trustees.
(6) Public notice, compliant with the provisions of
the Open Meetings Act, must be given prior to final action on the formation, renewal, extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University and must include a copy of the Board item or other documentation providing, at a minimum, a description of the proposed principal financial components of the president's or all chancellors' appointments.
(7) Any performance-based bonus or incentive-based
compensation to the president or all chancellors of the University must be approved by the Board in an open meeting. The performance upon which the bonus is based must be made available to the public no less than 48 hours before Board approval of the performance-based bonus or incentive-based compensation.
(8) Board minutes, board packets, and annual
performance reviews concerning the president or all chancellors of the University must be made available to the public on the University's Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 99-694, eff. 1-1-17
110 ILCS 305/95
(110 ILCS 305/95)
The Board of Trustees
must complete an annual performance review of the president and
any chancellors of the University. Such annual performance
review must be considered when the Board contemplates a bonus, incentive-based compensation,
raise, or severance agreement for the president or all chancellors of the University.
(Source: P.A. 99-694, eff. 1-1-17
110 ILCS 305/100
(110 ILCS 305/100)
Black History course.
Subject to Section 7 of the Board of Higher Education Act, the University shall offer a course studying
the events of Black History, including the history of the African slave trade, slavery in America, and the vestiges of slavery in this country. These events shall include not only the
contributions made by individual African-Americans in government and in the
arts, humanities, and sciences to the economic, cultural, and political
development of the United States and Africa, but also the socio-economic
struggle that African-Americans experienced collectively in striving to
achieve fair and equal treatment under the laws of this nation. The
taking of this course shall constitute an affirmation by students of
their commitment to respect the dignity of all races and peoples and to
forever eschew every form of discrimination in their lives and careers.
The University may meet the requirements of this Section by offering an online course.
(Source: P.A. 100-634, eff. 1-1-19
110 ILCS 305/105
(110 ILCS 305/105)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-217)
Mental health resources.
For the 2020-2021 academic year and for each academic year thereafter, the University must make available to its students information on all mental health and suicide prevention resources available at the University.
(Source: P.A. 101-217, eff. 1-1-20.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-271)
Competency-based learning program; notice.
If the University offers a competency-based learning program, it must notify a student if he or she becomes eligible for the program.
(Source: P.A. 101-271, eff. 1-1-20.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-562)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Water rates report.
(a) Subject to appropriation, no later than December 1, 2020, the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in coordination with an intergovernmental advisory committee, must issue a report evaluating the setting of water rates throughout the Lake Michigan service area of northeastern Illinois and, no later than December 1, 2021, for the remainder of Illinois. The report must provide recommendations for policy and regulatory needs at the State and local level based on its findings. The report shall, at a minimum, address all of the following areas:
(1) The components of a water bill.
(2) Reasons for increases in water rates.
(3) The definition of affordability throughout the
State and any variances to that definition.
(4) Evidence of rate-setting that utilizes
(5) The extent to which State or local policies drive
cost increases or variations in rate-settings.
(6) Challenges within economically disadvantaged
communities in setting water rates.
(7) Opportunities for increased intergovernmental
coordination for setting equitable water rates.
(b) In developing the report under this Section, the Government Finance Research Center shall form an advisory committee, which shall be composed of all of the following members:
(1) The Director of the Environmental Protection
Agency, or his or her designee.
(2) The Director of Natural Resources, or his or her
(3) The Director of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity, or his or her designee.
(4) The Attorney General, or his or her designee.
(5) At least 2 members who are representatives of
private water utilities operating in Illinois, appointed by the Director of the Government Finance Research Center.
(6) At least 4 members who are representatives of
municipal water utilities, appointed by the Director of the Government Finance Research Center.
(7) One member who is a representative of an
environmental justice advocacy organization, appointed by the Director of the Government Finance Research Center.
(8) One member who is a representative of a consumer
advocacy organization, appointed by the Director of the Government Finance Research Center.
(9) One member who is a representative of an
environmental planning organization that serves northeastern Illinois, appointed by the Director of the Government Finance Research Center.
(10) The Director of the Illinois State Water Survey,
(11) The Chairperson of the Illinois Commerce
Commission, or his or her designee.
(c) After all members are appointed, the committee shall hold its first meeting at the call of the Director of the Government Finance Research Center, at which meeting the members shall select a chairperson from among themselves. After its first meeting, the committee shall meet at the call of the chairperson. Members of the committee shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties. The Government Finance Research Center shall provide administrative and other support to the committee.
(d) No later than 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the Government Finance Research Center must provide an opportunity for public comment on the questions to be addressed in the report, the metrics to be used, and the recommendations that need to be issued.
(e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 101-562, eff. 8-23-19.)