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HIGHER EDUCATION110 ILCS 520/0.01
(110 ILCS 520/) Southern Illinois University Management Act.
(110 ILCS 520/0.01)
(from Ch. 144, par. 650)
This Act may be cited as the
Southern Illinois University Management Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
110 ILCS 520/1
(110 ILCS 520/1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 651)
There is hereby created a body politic and corporate which shall be
styled the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University to operate,
manage, control and maintain the University, hereinafter called the Board.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1407.)
110 ILCS 520/2
(110 ILCS 520/2)
(from Ch. 144, par. 652)
The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Governor, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Superintendent of Public
Instruction, or his chief assistant for liaison with higher education when
designated to serve in his place, ex-officio, and 2 voting student members, one from each campus of the University. Each student
member shall be chosen by the respective campuses of Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale and Edwardsville. The method of choosing these
student members shall be by campus-wide student election. The student members shall serve terms of one
year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student members
initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection
and expiring on the next succeeding June 30. To be eligible for selection as
a student member and to be eligible to remain as a student
member of the Board, a student member 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 student member serving on the Board 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. No more than
4 of the members appointed by the Governor shall be affiliated with the same
political party. Each member 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. Upon the
expiration of the terms of members appointed by the Governor, their respective
successors shall be appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in
January of each odd-numbered year and until their respective successors are
appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not in session appointments shall
be made as in the case of vacancies.
(Source: P.A. 101-175, eff. 1-1-20
110 ILCS 520/3
(110 ILCS 520/3)
(from Ch. 144, par. 653)
All the rights, powers, and duties, vested by law in the Teachers
College Board, and in the Department of Regulation and Education relating
to the operation, management, control and maintenance of Southern Illinois
University are hereby transferred to and vested in the Board of Trustees of
Southern Illinois University.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1619
110 ILCS 520/4
(110 ILCS 520/4)
(from Ch. 144, par. 654)
Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but
shall be entitled to reasonable amounts for expenses necessarily incurred
in the performance of their duties.
No member of the Board shall hold or be employed in or appointed
to any office or place under the authority of the Board, nor shall
any member of the Board be directly or indirectly
interested in any contract made by the Board, nor shall
he be an employee of the State Government. This section
does not prohibit the student members of the Board from maintaining
normal and official status as enrolled students or normal student
employment at Southern Illinois University.
(Source: P.A. 101-175, eff. 1-1-20
110 ILCS 520/5
(110 ILCS 520/5)
(from Ch. 144, par. 655)
Members of the Board shall elect annually by secret ballot from
their own number a chairman who shall preside over meetings of the Board and
Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once each quarter on a campus
of Southern Illinois University. At all regular meetings of the Board, a
majority of its voting members shall constitute a quorum. Each student member
shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and
second motions and to attend executive sessions and the right to vote on
all Board matters except those involving faculty tenure, faculty promotion, or
any issue on which the student member has a direct conflict of interest. For the purposes of this Section, a student member shall not be deemed to have a direct conflict of interest in and may vote on any item involving the employment or compensation of the Chancellor at any campus or the President of the University or the election of officers. A
student member who is not entitled to vote on a measure at a meeting
of the Board or any of its committees shall not be considered a member for the
purpose of determining whether a quorum is present at the time that measure is
voted upon. No action of
the Board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the Board,
or by reason of any failure to select a student member.
Special meetings of the Board may be called by the chairman of the Board
or by any 3 members of the Board.
At each regular and special meeting that is open to the public, members of
the public and employees of the University shall be afforded time, subject to
reasonable constraints, to make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 101-175, eff. 1-1-20
110 ILCS 520/6
(110 ILCS 520/6)
(from Ch. 144, par. 656)
Treasurer of the Board.
The Board shall designate a member of the University staff as treasurer
to serve the Board, but not as a member, and shall furnish a bond in such
amount and with such security as is satisfactory to the Board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3863.)
110 ILCS 520/6.5
(110 ILCS 520/6.5)
Corn to ethanol.
The Board shall operate and manage the National
Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant for the purpose of reducing the
costs of producing ethanol through the development and commercialization of new
production technologies, equipment, processes, feedstocks, and new value added
co-products and by-products. This work shall be conducted under the review and
guidance of the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
The ethanol production research shall be conducted
at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant in cooperation with other
industry, State agencies, and the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 92-736, eff. 7-25-02.)
110 ILCS 520/6.6
(110 ILCS 520/6.6)
The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
(a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol
Research Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
(b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 13 members including: the
Southern Illinois University who shall be Chairman;
the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;
the Director of Agriculture; the President of the
Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the National Corn Growers
Association; the President of the Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science,
University of Illinois at
and 6 at-large members appointed by the Governor representing the ethanol
industry, growers, suppliers, and universities.
(c) The 6 at-large members shall serve a term of 4 years. The Advisory
meet at least annually or at the call of the Chairman. At any time a majority
of the Advisory Board may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board.
members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
(d) The Advisory Board shall:
(1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
(2) Advise on research and development priorities and
projects to be carried out at the Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
(3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
management and operation of the ethanol research pilot plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and personnel issues.
(4) Develop bylaws.
(5) Submit a final report to the Governor and General
Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made during the year along with a financial report for the year.
(6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
appropriation for the purpose of providing facility operating funds, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the following purposes and goals:
(A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to conduct research.
(B) To provide training and services to the
ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to advance the biofuels industry in the State more affordable for the institutional and industrial bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois farmer-owned ethanol cooperatives.
(C) To coordinate near-term industry research
needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and pursuing federal and other funding sources.
(D) To develop and provide hands-on training to
prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train workforce reentrants.
(E) To serve as an independent, third-party
source for review, testing, validation standardization, and definition in areas of industry need.
(F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
sessions advocating renewable energy.
(G) To provide consultation services and
information for those interested in renewable energy.
(H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
federal and other funding sources.
(e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a continuation, as
the Section, of the Board established under Section 8a of the Energy
Conservation and Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06; 95-99, eff. 1-1-08.)
110 ILCS 520/7
(110 ILCS 520/7)
(from Ch. 144, par. 657)
The Board shall have power to enter into contracts, 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 acquire, hold and convey
real property as it shall deem appropriate and personal property in
accordance with the State Property Control Act, and to expend the funds
appropriated to the University; provided that the Board in the exercise of
the powers conferred by this Act shall not create any liability or
indebtedness of funds from the Treasury of the State in excess of the funds
appropriated to the University.
Any lease to the Board 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 Board 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's power to enter into contracts includes but is not limited
to the power to enter into contracts with municipalities within which the
university or any branch thereof is located, in whole or in part, for such
municipality to provide fire protection or other essential municipal
services upon properties leased to for-profit entities the title to which
properties is held by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-780.)
110 ILCS 520/7.1
(110 ILCS 520/7.1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 657.1)
The Board shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning
the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed
July 13, 1937, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1758.)
110 ILCS 520/7.2
(110 ILCS 520/7.2)
(from Ch. 144, par. 657.2)
The Board shall, by January 1, 1985, submit to the office of
the State Fire Marshal plans for a smoke detection system in all University
dormitory corridors which shall be connected to a monitor panel and to a
central fire alarm system.
(Source: P.A. 83-719.)
110 ILCS 520/8
(110 ILCS 520/8)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658)
Powers and duties of the Board.
The Board shall have power and
it shall be its duty:
1. To make rules, regulations and by-laws, not
inconsistent with law, for the government and management of Southern Illinois University and its branches.
2. To employ, and, for good cause, to remove a
president of Southern Illinois University, and all necessary deans, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and other educational and administrative assistants, and all other necessary employees, and contract with them upon matters relating to tenure, salaries and retirement benefits in accordance with the State Universities Civil Service Act; the Board shall, upon the written request of an employee of Southern Illinois University, 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 Board shall transmit such withholdings to the specified labor organization within 10 working days from the time of the withholding. Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the position of president of Southern Illinois University, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee.
3. To prescribe the course of study to be followed,
and textbooks and apparatus to be used at Southern Illinois University.
4. To issue upon the recommendation of the faculty,
diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the required studies of Southern Illinois University, and confer such professional and literary degrees as are usually conferred by other institutions of like character for similar or equivalent courses of study, or such as the Board may deem appropriate.
5. To examine into the conditions, management, and
administration of Southern Illinois University, to provide the requisite buildings, apparatus, equipment and auxiliary enterprises, and to fix and collect matriculation fees; tuition fees; fees for student activities; fees for student facilities such as student union buildings or field houses or stadium or other recreational facilities; student welfare fees; laboratory fees and similar fees for supplies and material.
6. To succeed to and to administer all trusts, trust
property, and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining to Southern Illinois University.
7. To accept endowments of professorships or
departments in the University from any person who may proffer them and, at regular meetings, to prescribe rules and regulations in relation to endowments and declare on what general principles they may be accepted.
8. To enter into contracts with the Federal
government for providing courses of instruction and other services at Southern Illinois University for persons serving in or with the military or naval forces of the United States, and to provide such courses of instruction and other services.
9. To provide for the receipt and expenditures of
Federal funds, paid to the Southern Illinois University by the Federal government for instruction and other services for persons serving in or with the military or naval forces of the United States and to provide for audits of such funds.
10. To appoint, subject to the applicable civil
service law, persons to be members of the Southern Illinois University Police Department. Members of the Police Department shall be conservators of the peace 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, university rules and regulations and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only within 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. However, such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes.
The Board must authorize to each member of the
Southern Illinois University Police Department and to any other employee of Southern Illinois University exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by Southern Illinois University and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by Southern Illinois University.
10.5. To conduct health care programs in furtherance
of its teaching, research, and public service functions, which shall include without limitation patient and ancillary facilities, institutes, clinics, or offices owned, leased, or purchased through an equity interest by the Board or its appointed designee to carry out such activities in the course of or in support of the Board's academic, clinical, and public service responsibilities.
11. To administer a plan or plans established by the
clinical faculty of the School of Medicine or the School of Dental Medicine for the billing, collection and disbursement of charges for services performed in the course of or in support of the faculty's academic responsibilities, provided that such plan has been first approved by Board action. All such collections shall be deposited into a special fund or funds administered by the Board from which disbursements may be made according to the provisions of said plan. The reasonable costs incurred, by the University, administering the billing, collection and disbursement provisions of a plan shall have first priority for payment before distribution or disbursement for any other purpose. Audited financial statements of the plan or plans must be provided to the Legislative Audit Commission annually.
The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by
or through the School of Medicine, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5-11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
12. 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 Board of Trustees 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 Board of Trustees 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.
13. 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 item 13. 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 item 13, 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 item 13 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 item 13 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 item 13 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 item 13 shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this item 13 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 item 13, "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.
The powers of the Board as herein designated are subject to the Board
of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-400, eff. 8-25-17.)
110 ILCS 520/8a
(110 ILCS 520/8a)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658a)
(1) The Board shall provide each member of the Southern
Illinois University Police Department without cost to him public liability
insurance covering him for any liability which arises out of his employment
to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than
(2) The Board shall have power to insure the Board, the universities under
Board jurisdiction, Board members, paid and unpaid employees of the Board,
and any students, volunteer workers, visiting faculty and professionals who
are agents of the Board in the performance or delivery of its programs or
services against claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits arising
out of statements, acts or omissions in the discharge of their duties,
which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful
and wanton misconduct on the part of such persons; and to insure against
losses to real and personal property owned by the Board or in the actual or
constructive custody of the Board and for loss of income
from such real and personal property. The Board shall have power to defend,
hold harmless and
indemnify, in whole or in part, all persons as to whom any such insurance
is provided. Pursuant to its power to insure, the Board may establish
and accumulate reserves for payment
of such claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suit awards
or obtain insurance affording
coverage for such matters. Reserves
established by the Board for the foregoing purpose shall be subject to the
(a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary
and proper, based on past experience or 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;
may be used only for the purposes of making payments for 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 duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not
involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such
individuals, for payment of insurance premiums, and for the purposes of
making payments for losses resulting
from any insured peril;
(d) All funds collected for the purposes specified in paragraph (c) or
earmarked for such purposes 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.
(3) As to all claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits covered
by insurance provided by the Board or as to which the Board has not provided
insurance, to the extent permitted by law, sovereign immunity shall apply
and recourse shall be limited to the Court of Claims.
(4) 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 may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages
resulting from such use of property or performance of any 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.
(Source: P.A. 84-1126.)
110 ILCS 520/8b
(110 ILCS 520/8b)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658b)
(a) If the Board 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
(b) The Board shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, campus, or
school facilities of Southern Illinois University 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.)
110 ILCS 520/8b.1
(110 ILCS 520/8b.1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658b.1)
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 520/8b.2
(110 ILCS 520/8b.2)
Flexible hours positions.
The Board 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 above.
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 520/8c
(110 ILCS 520/8c)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658c)
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University 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 520/8d
(110 ILCS 520/8d)
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 98-742, eff. 7-16-14.)
110 ILCS 520/8d-5
(110 ILCS 520/8d-5)
In-state tuition charge.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
for tuition purposes, the Board shall deem an individual
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, then
Board 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 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 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 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 520/8e
(110 ILCS 520/8e)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658e)
(a) 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 Southern Illinois University 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 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).
(b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall recognize
their obligation to their students to offer the coursework required by
(c) 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
(d) The Board 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 520/8f
(110 ILCS 520/8f)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658f)
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 Southern Illinois
University 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 Southern
under the same admissions requirements, standards and policies which Southern
University applies to applicants for admission generally to its respective
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 520/8g
(110 ILCS 520/8g)
(Source: P.A. 89-307, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 100-824, eff. 8-13-18.)
110 ILCS 520/8h
(110 ILCS 520/8h)
Tuition and fee waiver report.
The Board shall report to the
Education by September 15 of each year the tuition and fee waivers the
granted in the
previous fiscal year as well as the following information for each tuition and
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 520/8i
(110 ILCS 520/8i)
Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program.
(a) The president of the University, in consultation with the Board, shall establish a governmental internship program consisting of up to 30 governmental interns allocated between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.
(b) In order to be eligible under the program, a person must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the entirety of his or her participation in the program.
(c) The following shall be the goals of the program:
(1) To attract highly motivated students into the
(2) To provide students with a broad overview of
(3) To offer students a unique hands-on experience.
(4) To provide students with a personal look into the
budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of State government.
(5) To provide students with a unique opportunity to
learn about and to advance into public service careers, including policy-making positions in government.
(6) To offer a governmental experience to meet the
public sector's future need for competent administrators.
(7) To provide a public sector internship that
encourages talented college graduates to consider careers in State government.
(8) To enable college graduates to supplement their
academic learning with practical governmental experience.
(9) To achieve diversity through the placement of
qualified minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
(10) To enable the University to play an
ever-increasing role in directing talented students to consider careers in public service.
(d) All students participating in the program shall receive academic credit as determined by the University. Students shall also be compensated financially as determined by the University. The program shall not include a waiver of tuition or fees.
(e) The program is subject to specific annual appropriation by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94-479, eff. 8-5-05.)
110 ILCS 520/9
(110 ILCS 520/9)
(from Ch. 144, par. 659)
The fiscal year of the University shall terminate on the thirtieth
day of June, and all reports of the University, except catalogs and
circulars, shall be addressed to the Governor. Annual reports shall contain
a full account of the financial and other transactions of the University at
the close of the fiscal year, together with a full statement of the then
condition of the endowment fund, and shall be presented to the Governor on
or before the fifteenth day of November.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1619.)
110 ILCS 520/10
(110 ILCS 520/10)
Medical school research experiments; informed consent.
to participate as a subject in a research experiment conducted at the School of
but does not understand the English language, then the informed consent
the research experiment must be written in a language that the person does
the person cannot read or has difficulty reading, the document must be read to
in that same language.
(Source: P.A. 91-861, eff. 6-22-00.)
110 ILCS 520/11
(110 ILCS 520/11)
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 520/15
(110 ILCS 520/15)
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 520/16
(110 ILCS 520/16)
Provision of student and social security
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
information to a 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 520/20
(110 ILCS 520/20)
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 may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-587, eff. 8-15-05.)
110 ILCS 520/25
(110 ILCS 520/25)
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 520/30
(110 ILCS 520/30)
Buildings available for emergency purposes.
The Board 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 520/35
(110 ILCS 520/35)
Veterans' Day; moment of silence.
If the University holds any type of event at the University on November 11, Veterans' Day, the Board 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 520/40
(110 ILCS 520/40)
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 520/45
(110 ILCS 520/45)
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 520/50
(110 ILCS 520/50)
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 520/55
(110 ILCS 520/55)
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 520/60
(110 ILCS 520/60)
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 520/65
(110 ILCS 520/65)
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 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 520/70
(110 ILCS 520/70)
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 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 520/75
(110 ILCS 520/75)
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.
(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 520/80
(110 ILCS 520/80)
The Board 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 520/85
(110 ILCS 520/85)
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 520/90
(110 ILCS 520/90)
(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.)