2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 110 - HIGHER EDUCATION
110 ILCS 305/ - University of Illinois Act.
(110 ILCS 305/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 21m)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. 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)
Sec. 1. 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)
Sec. 1a. 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the operation of the University of Illinois, the provisions of Section 30 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (repealed by P.A. 90-572) shall not apply to limit the price authorized to be paid by the Board of Trustees for any such coal or fuel.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)
Sec. 1b. (Repealed).
(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 Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)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)
Sec. 1c. 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)
Sec. 1d. 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 universities.
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)
Sec. 1e. 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 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 305/1f
(110 ILCS 305/1f)
Sec. 1f. Chief Illiniwek. 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)
Sec. 3. 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)
Sec. 4. 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)
Sec. 4.1. 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)
Sec. 5. 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)
Sec. 6. 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)
Sec. 7. 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 Illinois Police Department 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 University of 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 shields 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 responsibilities.
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 responsibility.
(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 an entity 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)
Sec. 7a. (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)
Sec. 7b. 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 "An Act concerning public utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 88-494.)
110 ILCS 305/7c
(110 ILCS 305/7c) (from Ch. 144, par. 28c)
Sec. 7c. 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)
Sec. 7d. (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 surviving corporation;
(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)
Sec. 7e. (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 those hours.
(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)
Sec. 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 individual 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, then the 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.
(Source: P.A. 98-306, eff. 8-12-13.)
110 ILCS 305/7f
(110 ILCS 305/7f) (from Ch. 144, par. 28f)
Sec. 7f. 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 Illinois under the same admissions requirements, standards and policies which the University of Illinois applies to applicants for admission generally to its respective undergraduate colleges and programs.
(c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection (b), an 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.
(d) No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
(e) The Board of Trustees shall prescribe rules and regulations as are necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
110 ILCS 305/7g
(110 ILCS 305/7g)
Sec. 7g. Tuition waivers. In addition to any tuition waivers that the Board of Trustees offers that are exempt by statute from any tuition waiver limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees is authorized to waive, for individuals with the requisite athletic, academic, or other abilities, that percentage of its undergraduate tuition that is authorized under the tuition waiver limitation established in regulations promulgated by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. If in any fiscal year the Board of Trustees issues undergraduate tuition waivers to individuals in an aggregate amount exceeding the aggregate tuition waiver amount authorized for that fiscal year under the tuition waiver limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the University's budget request for the succeeding fiscal year may be reduced by the Illinois Board of Higher Education by an amount equal to that tuition waiver excess.
(Source: P.A. 89-307, eff. 1-1-96.)
110 ILCS 305/7h
(110 ILCS 305/7h)
Sec. 7h. Tuition and fee waiver report. The Board of Trustees shall report to the Board of Higher Education by September 15 of each year the tuition and fee waivers the University has granted in the previous fiscal year as well as the following information for each 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)
Sec. 7i. Eminent domain. 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)
Sec. 8. Admissions.
(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 completed:
(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
history and government);
(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 subsection (b).
(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 the high school level General Educational Development (GED) Test as a prerequisite to admission.
(Source: P.A. 96-203, eff. 8-10-09; 96-843, eff. 6-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
110 ILCS 305/8a
(110 ILCS 305/8a) (from Ch. 144, par. 29a)
Sec. 8a. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall establish a feedback system to monitor the academic progress and success of Illinois high school students enrolled at the University. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, in cooperation with the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University shall submit annually to each high school attendance center located in the State a single report with respect to the graduates of that high school attendance center. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information: the number of high school graduates enrolled in each public university and the major of each; the number of high school graduates who have withdrawn from each public university; and student performance in university coursework.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)
110 ILCS 305/9
(110 ILCS 305/9) (from Ch. 144, par. 30)
Sec. 9. 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: the Civil War, World War I, 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 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 shall be given to the children of persons who are deceased or disabled. 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. 95-64, eff. 1-1-08.)
110 ILCS 305/10
(110 ILCS 305/10) (from Ch. 144, par. 31)
Sec. 10. 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)
Sec. 11. 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 such 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 regent or corresponding secretary, or any 5 members of the Board, a majority of the members shall constitute a quorum, provided all the members have been duly notified.
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. 91-715, eff. 1-1-01.)
110 ILCS 305/12
(110 ILCS 305/12) (from Ch. 144, par. 33)
Sec. 12. 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 said University.
"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.
110 ILCS 305/12.5
(110 ILCS 305/12.5)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 18. 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 the offense.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)
110 ILCS 305/20
(110 ILCS 305/20)
Sec. 20. Medical school research experiments; informed consent. If a person is to participate as a subject in a research experiment conducted at the College of Medicine but does not understand the English language, then the informed consent document for the research experiment must be written in a language that the person does understand. 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)
Sec. 21. Meningitis vaccine; information. At the 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 of vaccination.
(Source: P.A. 92-89, eff. 1-1-02.)
110 ILCS 305/25
(110 ILCS 305/25)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 30. Provision of student and social security information prohibited.
(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 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 305/35
(110 ILCS 305/35)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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)
Sec. 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.)
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