The State of Illinois State Records Act, 5 ILCS 160, requires that advance permission be obtained prior to the disposition of any State Record. It has been determined that the records of state universities are included in that requirement. As a result, in 2006 Illinois State University embarked on a project to become compliant with state law. By mid-2007, five applications had been filed by Illinois State University and had been approved by the State Records Commission. One application dealt with university-wide documents, the President’s Office and central administration and the Academic Senate. The other four applications each dealt with a separate vice-presidential area. Shortly thereafter the University filed requests for approval to dispose of all records where the approved retention period had expired, and those requests were all approved. Learn how to use the Records Management website to determine what to do with a record.