Abandoned Bicycle Policy

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (OVCAS) is responsible for the determination and removal of abandoned bicycles found on University property.

Control of Access to University Facilities and Spaces Policy

Access to buildings and specific areas on campus may need to be restricted in order to provide a safe and controlled environment for the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is also imperative that the circulation and recovery of University keys and electronic access control be closely monitored by the University.

Unit Responsible: Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Contact: (312) 413-1404

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (OVCAS) is responsible for the operations, maintenance, safety and security of all University-owned facilities. Guidelines for determining financial responsibilities for the costs associated with these services can be found in the following documents associated with the UIC Policy on Financial Responsibility for Facilities-related Costs.

Unit Responsible: OVCAS Business and Finance

Contact: Director of Business and Finance, OVCAS; Executive Director, Facilities Management; Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Office; Chief of UIC Police

Laboratory Safety Compliance and Enforcement Policy

UIC is obligated to provide a laboratory workplace that complies with state and federal environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations and is free from recognized health and safety hazards. This policy is intended to ensure that UIC students and employees including but not limited to, Principal Investigators (PI), Department Heads, and College Deans, who either direct or oversee teaching and research laboratory activities, comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and University policies on environmental, health and safety standards. Faculty, staff, students, visiting researchers, and volunteers who work in laboratories are required to follow all applicable environmental, health and safety laws, regulations, and UIC policies

Unit Responsible: Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO)

Contacts: Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Director of EHSO

On-Campus Smoking Policy

UIC is a tobacco-free campus, prohibiting all forms of tobacco — cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and all smokeless tobacco products — anywhere within campus boundaries.  UIC has prohibited smoking indoors and near building entryways since 1995.  The policy was finalized after consultation with the University of Illinois president, UIC vice chancellors and deans, the UIC Senate, and student government organizations for undergraduate, graduate and health professions students.

Unit Responsible: Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Contact: Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

UIC Design Review Committee

In the past, there has been an informal process in place to ensure that any projects that will have a transformative impact on the visual character of the campus are thoroughly reviewed by internal and external experts. To strengthen this existing practice, this policy requires a formal process to guide the planning and design of UIC campuses according to the master plan and design standards. The process is further required to assure timely and thorough design review of a subset of projects—major capital construction projects with an overall budget exceeding $5 million—as the required first step before seeking Board of Trustees approval through the Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee.

Unit Responsible: Capital Planning and Project Management/UIC Architect 

Contact:  Director, Office of Capital Planning and Project Management, Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Learning Environments and UIC Architect