Mandates Impacting UIS

The basic mandates impacting the University are the University
of Illinois Act (110 ILCS 305), which created the University
and established its mission, and the University of Illinois
Trustees Act (110 ILCS 310), which sets forth the powers, responsibilities,
and membership of the Board of Trustees (BOT).

Other important
University-specific mandates include the state statute
establishing the University of Illinois at Springfield (110
ILCS 327).

As an entity of the State of Illinois, the University of Illinois is also subject to state oversight and regulations and must abide by the state constitution and statutes. Key statutory requirements pertaining to state entities (including public universities) include the following:

  • Open Meetings Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Governmental Ethics Act
  • State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
  • State Finance Act
  • State Auditing Act
  • Illinois Procurement Code
  • Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act
  • State Property Control Act
  • State Universities Civil Service Act
  • University of Illinois Revenue Bond Financing Act for Auxiliary Facilities
  • University of Illinois Revenue Bond Act
  • Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act
  • Legislative Audit Commission – University Guidelines
  • University Statutes

Those mandates are reflected in UIS policies, such as: