Mandates Impacting UIS

**The below information is from the 2006-2016 UIS Strategic Plan. For information on the current 2018-2028 Strategic Compass, visit **

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: