The Internal Audit Department is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the University's operations.

Internal audit activities help the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Through this mission, the Internal Audit Department also assists the University’s Board of Trustees and University Administration with their oversight, management, and operating responsibilities.

To maintain independence and objectivity of internal audit activities, the Chief Internal Auditor has direct and unrestricted access to University personnel, and has a direct reporting relationship to the President of the University. The Illinois Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act (FCIAA) (30 ILCS 10/2003 (b) ) specifically empowers the Chief Internal Auditor to have the powers necessary to carry out the duties required by that act.

Illinois Freedom of Information Act

All internal audit activities, including contents of formally issued audit reports, are highly confidential and should be treated with appropriate discretion and security. Reports and some related materials are exempt from the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140, General Provisions, Section 7, Exemptions) or may contain information otherwise protected from disclosure.