2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 110 - HIGHER EDUCATION
110 ILCS 50/ - Institution of Learning Powers Act.
(110 ILCS 50/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 0.01)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Institution of Learning Powers Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
110 ILCS 50/1
(110 ILCS 50/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 1)
Sec. 1. Any corporation which has been, or may be incorporated under any general law of this state, for the purpose of establishing or conducting a university, college, academy, or other institution of learning, in addition to the powers granted by such law, shall have power to take by purchase, gift, grant or legacy, and to hold for the use of such corporation, any real or personal property whatever, and to sell, convey, mortgage, or otherwise use the same, as may be considered most conducive to the interests of such institution. But such corporation shall have no power to divert any gift, grant or legacy from the specific purpose designated by the donor.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)
110 ILCS 50/3
(110 ILCS 50/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 4)
Sec. 3. The trustees, directors or managers shall have control and management of the affairs and property of the corporation, and may appoint and fix the salaries of the president or principal, professors, tutors, teachers and such other officers and agents as they may deem necessary, and remove them at pleasure; and may prescribe the course of study to be observed in the institution, or any department thereof, and may grant literary honors and degrees pursuant to "An Act to regulate the granting of academic degrees, diplomas and certificates by certain educational institutions, to provide penalties for the violation thereof and to make an appropriation therefor", approved August 14, 1961, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3485.)
110 ILCS 50/4
(110 ILCS 50/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 5)
Sec. 4. Any corporation which has been incorporated under any special law of this state for the purpose of establishing or conducting a university, college, academy or other institution of learning may, by the unanimous consent of the board of trustees or directors, become incorporated under the provisions of "An Act to revise the law relating to Corporations not for pecuniary profit", approved July 17, 1943, as amended, and when so reorganized shall be deemed to have abandoned its organization under any special law or charter. The new corporation shall be entitled to and invested with all the real and personal estate of the old corporation subject to all the debts, contracts and liabilities of such old corporation.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1238.)
110 ILCS 50/5a
(110 ILCS 50/5a) (from Ch. 144, par. 5a)
Sec. 5a. Limited liability of directors and trustees of certain institutions of learning. (a) No director or trustee, serving without compensation other than reimbursement for actual expenses, of a corporation organized under a special law or charter for the purpose of establishing or conducting a university, college, academy or other institution of learning and subject to this Act, shall be liable, and no cause of action may be brought for damages resulting from the exercise of judgment or discretion in connection with the duties or responsibilities of such director or trustee unless the act or omission involved willful or wanton conduct.
(b) As used in this Section "willful or wanton conduct" means a course of action which shows an actual or deliberate intention to cause harm or which, if not intentional, shows as utter indifference to or conscious disregard for the safety of others or their property.
(c) Nothing in this Section is intended to bar any cause of action against the corporation or change the liability of the corporation arising out of an act or omission of a director or trustee exempt from liability for negligence under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-867.)
110 ILCS 50/6
(110 ILCS 50/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 5b)
Sec. 6. The governing authorities of any university, college, academy, or other institution of learning existing under special law or any law relating to corporations shall prior to the discontinuance of any such school or institution of learning make adequate arrangements for the later safekeeping in this State of all scholastic records of its former students for the purpose of such reference as said students may need to make of them, either by depositing such records with the State Board of Education or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)
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