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Statutes and laws of Kentucky University : containing the charter as passed by the Legislature of Kentucky and approved January 16, 1858, also the laws and regulations adopted by the Board of Curators, Feb. 4, 1858.
Statutes and laws of Kentucky University : containing the charter as passed by the Legislature of Kentucky and approved January 16, 1858, also the laws and regulations adopted by the Board of Curators, Feb. 4, 1858. University of Kentucky. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-179-30418304 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Statutes and laws of Kentucky University : containing the charter as passed by the Legislature of Kentucky and approved January 16, 1858, also the laws and regulations adopted by the Board of Curators, Feb. 4, 1858. University of Kentucky. [s.n.], Harrodsburg, Kentucky : 1858. 41 p. ; 21 cm. Coleman Cover title. Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1994. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN04278.04 KUK) Printing Master B92-179. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Kentucky University. THE STATUTES AND LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, CONTAINING THE CHARTER AS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF KY., AND APPROVED JANUARY 16,1858. ALSO, THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF CURATORS, FEB. 4, 1858. HARRODSBURG, KY.: 1 8 5 8. ESTABLISHED 1858. CH1ARTER OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. WHEREAS, an Institution of learning, known and called by the name of Bacon College, was founded by certain members of the body of the "Disciples of Christ," denominated Christians, and was chartered by the Legislature of Kentucky in the year 1836; and whereas, said Institution, after a series of unsuccess- ful efforts for its permanent endowment and establishment, sus- pended its regular collegiate operation; and whereas, in view of the educational wants of the said body of Christians in Ken- tucky, and of their wishes for the permanent success of said Institution, known and expressed at various times, a plan for its full endowment and re-organization has been presented and prosecuted by Jno. B. Bowman, of Mercer county, Ky., which has resulted thus far in the raising of 150,000 of Endowment Fund; and whereas, it is desired to establish a first-class Uni- versity upon a more modern, American and Christian basis, and to carry out such design, it is necessary to amend and extend the provisions of the Charter of said Institution; therefore: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Common- wealth of Kentucky, That said Institution known and called by the name of Bacon College, and located at Harrodsburg, in the county of Mercer and State of Kentucky, shall be, from and after the passage of this act, known and called by the name of Kentucky University. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That John B. Bowman, James Taylor, John Aug. Williams, Ben. C. Allin, A. G. Kyle, A. H. Bowman, J. A. Dearborn, D. W. Thompson, A. G. Vivion, P. B. Thompson, Wm. A. Cooke, G. D. Runyon, A. Gallatin Talbott, P. B. Mason, C. T. Worthington, G. W. Givens, James C. Stone, A. G. Herndon, R. C. Graves, Wm. Morton, Joseph Wasson, John Curd, W. W. MeKenney, W. L. Williams, John Allen Gano, John I. Rogers, Zachery F. Smith, Robt. C. Rice, Theo- dore S. Bell and Enos Campbell, shall be, and they and their successors in office are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name of the Curators of Ken- 1ucky University, and by that name shall have perpetual suc- cession and existence, and a common seal, which seal they may change and alter at pleasure, and by the aforesaid name, and in their corporate capacity, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, answer and be answered, in all courts of law and equity. And the same, in their corporate name, are hereby invested with the legal right to all the property and estate, real and personal, as well as all the rights and claims heretofore vested in the Trustees of the said Bacon College; and may, in said corporate name, sue for and recover the same in as full and ample manner as the said Trustees of Bacon College could have done prior to this act. SEC. 3. For the purpose of promoting the cause of education in all its branches, and extending the sphere of science and Christian morality, the Curators aforesaid, and their successors, shall have power from time to time to establish and endow fully, in said University, any departments and professorships which they may deem necessary to carry out the aforesaid objects. They and their successors shall furthermore have full power, in their corporate capacity, to hold by gift, grant, de- vise, demise, or otherwise, any lands, tenements, hereditaments, moneys, rents, goods, chattels, or interests of any kind what- ever, which may be given, granted, demised, devised to, or pur- chased by them, for the use and benefit of said University; also, may sell, lease, rent and dispose of the same, or any part thereof, in any way whatsoever they may adjudge most useful to the interests of said University. SEC. 4. They shall also have full power to select and employ any officers and agents they shall deem proper; a s9, such president, professors, instructors and tutors, as they may from time to time consider necessary; also, to make, ordain, establish and execute, or cause to be executed, all such by-laws, rules and ordinances, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States, or of this State, as they may think neces- sary for the welfare of said Institution, for their own govern- ment, the good government of the professors, instructors, tutors, agents, officers and students of the same, and generally to do 4 CH ARTER OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. all acts necessary and proper to promote the welfare and pros- perity of said University. SEC. 5. The permanent officers of the Board of Curators shall consist of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Com- mittee, all of whom shall be annually elected by the Curators from their own number, except the Treasurer, who may be elected out of the Board. SEC. 6. The Secretary of the Board shall keep a fair and cor- rect record of all the proceedings of the Board, in a good and substantial book, which record shall be signed by the President and Secretary before the adjournment of each meeting, and shall at any time be subject to the inspection and examination of any member of the Board, or any donor of the Institution. He shall file away and carefully preserve all such documents and papers, pertaining to his office and to the Institution, as may come into his hands, which shall upon his death, resigna- tion, or removal from office, be delivered up to the Board, and he shall perform such other duties as the Curators may pre- scribe. SEC. 7. The Treasurer, before he enters upon the duties of his office, shall enter into a bond with ample security, in the pen- alty of one hundred thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office. He shall take charge of all the funds of the Institution; he shall pay over all money that may come into his hands upon the order of the Board, indorsed by the President thereof; he shall pay out no money except upon such order of the Board; he shall render a true account current of the state of his office to the Board of Curators at its annual meeting, which account must be accompanied by the certificate of the Executive Committee, .signed by each member thereof, and stating that it has been examined, and that it is correct, after which it shall then be published; and no person shall be eligible to re-election as Treasurer, until such report is made, examined and approved by the Board of Curators. He shall, furthermore. when his term of service expires, or he shall resign his office, or be removed therefrom, deliver up to the Executive Committee, or their order, all the books and papers pertaining to his office, and in each and every particular account for and pay over all money or other thing of value which may come into his hands as Treasurer. He shall also permit his books to be examined at any and all times by the Executive Committee, or any donor of the Institution. The bond of the 5 CHARTER OF Treasurer shall be placed in the hands of the Secretary of the Board, and shall be renewed upon a re-election to the office, which bond shall be made payable to the Curators of said University. SEC. 8. For the ownership and control of said University, at least two thirds of the Board of Curators shall always be mem- bers of the Christian Church in Kentucky. At no time shall any member of the faculty be a member of the Board. SEC. 9. An annual meeting of the Board of Curators shall be held during the commencement week of the University, at which time they shall cause to be published a general account of the condition of the Institution. A meeting shall be called at any other time by the President of the Board, at the sugges- tion of any three members thereof, or of the President of the University. Nine members shall constitute a quorum for ordinary business, one of whom shall be President pro tem., in the absence of the President of the Board, and less than a quorum shall have the power of adjourning from day to day, or to any future day, until a quorum shall be had. SEC. 10. A majority of all the Curators shall have power to remove a Curator from office for any cause they may deem suf- ficient, and shall have power also to define the qualifications of a Curator; and whenever any Curator shall absent himself from two successive annual meetings of the Board, without assigning a sufficient reason therefor, his seat shall be declared thereby vacant, and the Board shall at its next meeting proceed to the election of a new Curator to fill such vacancy. All vacancies by death, resignation, or removal from office, or otherwise, shall be filled by a quorum. SEC. 11. No less than a majority of the whole Board shall have power to appoint the President, professors, instructors, tutors, and all other officers and agents, to fix their compensa- tion, or increase or diminish the same, to remove the same from office for sufficient cause, and to fill all vacancies in the same, whether by death, resignation, removal or otherwise. Provided, a vacancy may be filled by a quorum until a meeting of said majority shall be held. SEC. 12. The Curators, upon the recommendation of the Presi- dent and faculty of the University, shall have power to grant such literary honors as are usually granted by the best colleges and universities in the United States, and such other honors as the Board and the faculty may think necessary, and in 6 KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. testimony thereof, to give suitable certificates or diplomas, under the seal of the corporation, and every such diploma shall en- title its possessor to all the immunities and privileges which by any law or usage are allowed to the possessors of diplomas granted by any college or university in the United States. SEC. 13. All the provisions of the charter of Bacon College, heretofore enacted, which are in conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby annulled and repealed. SEC. 14. All lands, money, or other property, which may, by donation, devise, deed of gift, or otherwise, be contributed to said University, shall be strictly applied according to the in- structions given by the donor or testator; and all money thus donated as a permanent endowment fund shall be principal, and shall be, as the same accrues, invested in good, safe, profitable and permanent stocks; which shall remain forever intact, and the amount whereof is to be in no respect or in any manner whatever diminished, subject, however, as necessity may de- mand, to investment and re-investment in such stocks. The proceeds of such stocks, either in the form of dividend, or in- terest, or rents, shall be a fund in the hands of the Treasurer, subject to the order of the Board of Curators, and shall be used as the Board may direct, for the purposes of the University. SEC. 15. For maintaining and carrying out effectually the discipline of said University, Be it further enacted, that if, by any person, money be lent or advanced, or any thing sold or let to hire, on credit, to or for the use of any student or pupil under twenty-one years of age, at the said University, without the previous permission, in writing, of his parents or guardian, or the authorized officers of said Institution, nothing shall be recovered therefor by action of debt, and there shall moreover be forfeited to the Institution twenty dollars and the amount or value of such money or other thing. Where such selling, let- ting, lending or advancing is by an agent, such forfeiture shall be by his principal, unless the principal shall, within ten days after he has knowledge or information of the selling, letting, lending, or advancing, give notice in writing to the President, or other head of the Institution, that it was done without his knowledge or consent, in which case the forfeiture shall be by the agent. SEC. 16. If any person so violate the last above-named section of this act, as to be liable to the forfeiture thereby declared, he shall moreover be fined not less than fifty nor more than three hundred dollars, and upon conviction he shall be bound by the court in a sum not less than five hundred dollars, with at least two sufficient securities, to be of good behavior for one year; and any subsequent violation of the section aforesaid shall be held to be a forfeiture of the recognizance. SEC. 17. It shall be the duty of the judge of the Mercer Cir- cuit Court to give the fifteenth and sixteenth sections of this act in charge to the grand jury at each and every term of said court, and the penalties imposed in the above-named sections for a violation or violations of any of the provisions thereof, shall be recovered by indictment found by the grand jury; one half of the aforesaid penalty to go to the attorney of the commonwealth. SEC. 18. That if the President, or any agent, or the Treasurer, or any other officer of the Board of Curators of the University, without the authority of the Board properly given and entered of record, as before directed, appropriate any of the funds of the Institution to his own use, or that of any other person, or shall wilfully fail to make correct entries, or shall knowingly make false entries upon the books of the Institution, with the intent to cheat or defraud the same, or any contributor to the funds thereof, or to hide or conceal any improper appropriation of said funds, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to con- finement in the jail or penitentiary of the State for a period of not less than one or more than twenty years. SEc. 19. The Board of Curators of Kentucky University shall consist of not less than thirty members, a majority of whom shall at all times reside out of the county of Mercer, and in any county of this State where the sum of fifteen thousand dollars may be subscribed to the endowment fund of the University, there shall be a representation of at least one member in the Board. SEC. 20. This act to take effect from and after the date of its passage. 8 CHARTER. L, A WWS or KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. ACCORDING to the fourth section of the preceding Act of Incorporation, the following Laws for the government of Ken- tucky University, were passed by its Board of Curators, at their first meeting, on the 4th of February, 1858. ARTICLE I. OF THE BOARD OF CURATORS. 1. The annual meeting of the Board of Curators shall be held on the day next preceding the Annual Commencement, be- ginning at nine o'clock, A. M., at which time officers shall be elected, and the ordinary business of the Board transacted. Meetings may also be held by adjournment, and special meet- ings may be called by the President, according to the ninth section of the Charter. But in the latter case, a written notice of such call, stating the object of the meeting, shall be given by the Secretary to each member of the Board, at least ten days before said meeting, and no other business than that named in the notice of said meeting, shall be transacted without the con- sent of at least two-thirds, of the members present. 2. The officers of the Board, as defined in the fifth section of the Charter, shall consist of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Committee. These shall all be elected by bal- lot, and shall continue fo discharge the duties of their re- spective offices until their successors shall be regularly ap- pointed. 3. It shall be the duty of the President, at each meeting of the Board, to call the members to order at the precise time ap- pointed for said meeting. He shall preside at each meeting of the Board, and decide all points of order, subject to an appeal to the Board. He shall appoint all committees ordered by the Board, unless otherwise directed. He shall sign all orders on the Treasurer, and all other acts of the Corporation; and he shall see that the business of the Board is not interrupted by conversation on matters not before them. 4. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall act as President, and discharge, for the time being, all the duties of his office. B. The Secretary shall keep legible and correct minutes of the transactions of the Board, with the names of all the mem- bers present. He shall give the proper notice of each meeting; preserve in a separate book all by-laws, rules and regulations passed by the Board; preserve on file all papers and documents belonging to the Board, and in general do all their writing as a body. 6. In the discharge of his duties as prescribed by the Char- ter, the Treasurer of the Board shall keep separate accounts of the Endowment Fund, the Tuition Fund, the Beneficiary Fund, the Library Fund, the Building Fund, the Janitor's Fund, and the General Fund. The Endowment Fund shall consist of such donations to the University as may be given for the specific purpose of endowing the Institution. The Tuition Fund shall consist of such fees as the Board of Curators may require to be paid for tuition by the students attending the University. The Beneficiary Fund shall consist of donations given by benevolent individuals and asso- ciations, for the special purpose of educating indigent and worthy young men at Kentucky University. The Library Fund shall consist of Matriculation fees, of fees for the degree of A. M., of fines for the injury of books, and of such other funds as may be appropriated for the increase of the Library and Apparatus. The Building Fund shall consist of such gifts, grants, donations and bequests as may be made for the increase or improvement of the University grounds or buildings. The Janitor's Fund shall consist of all charges for servants' hire, fuel, lights, and other incidental expenses. And the General Fund shall consist of all donations, fines,. rents, and other pro- ceeds of the University not otherwise appropriated. For the present and till specifically applied, these funds shall all be appropriated according to the order of the Board, subject only to the limitations of the Charter. 10 Laws OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSTM. 7. Whenever a member wishes to communicate with the Board, or to debate any subject before them, he shall rise and address the Chair, and no interruption shall be permitted, un- less by a call to order, or with the consent of the speaker. No member shall speak more than twice on the same subject, nor more than fifteen minutes at any one time, without the special leave of a majority of the members present. 8. Every motion, except for adjournment, shall be made in writing, if required by any member; and if seconded, shall be stated by the President previous to its discussion. If the mo- tion be not amended, it may, with the permission of the Chair, be withdrawn by the mover and seconder at any time prior to the final decision. Any member may call for the division of a question when it is susceptible of it. 9. Motions acted on and negatived, shall not be recorded unless required by the Board. 10. On the call of two members, the yeas and nays shall be taken on any matter before the Board, and recorded with the vote of each member opposite his name. 11. A motion to lay a subject before the Board on the table, shall be decided without debate, and if decided in the affirma- tive, it shall not be called up again for action until an adjourn- ment shall have intervened, unless by the consent of all the members present. 12. A motion to adjourn shall always be in -order, unless when a member is speaking, or the Board are voting; and it shall always be decided without debate. 13. No member present shall withdraw from the meeting without permission from the Chair, nor shall any one withdraw from the business of the session, or decline voting on any ques- tion, unless excused by the Board. 14. All questions shall be decided by the vote of a majority of the members present, subject only to the limitations of the Charter. 15. At each annual meeting, the Board shall appoint five gentlemen distinguished for their moral excellence and general attainments in literature and science, who, with the Executive Committee, shall constitute the Board of Visitors for the en- suing year. During the period of their appointment they shall have free access to the recitation or examination of any class in the University. 16. The minutes of the proceedings of each day during any 11 meeting, shall be read at the commencement of the session of the following day; and the whole proceedings of each meeting shall be read before the final adjournment. 17. Every meeting of the Board shall be opened and closed with prayer. 18. No alteration shall be made in these laws, unless at a regular stated meeting of the Board. 19. The Order of Business shall be as follows: 1. Roll call. 2. Prayer. 3. Reading and adopting the Minutes of the preced- ing meeting. 4. Report of the President. 5. Report of the Treasurer. 6. Business Report of the Executive Committee. 7. Reports of other Committees. 8. Reports of Agents. 9. Unfinished Business. 10. New Business. 11. General Report for publication. 12. Prayer. ARTICLE II. OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of five members of the Board, three of whom, at least, shall reside in Harrods- burgh, or in its immediate vicinity; and the same number shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 2. They shall have full power, for and in behalf of the Board, to do and transact all business which the Board might rightfully do, and which shall be proper and necessary to be done in the interim between the meetings of the Board; pro- vided, however, that the acts, doings, proceedings and appoint- ments of said Committee, so far as they relate to the legitimate business of the whole Board, shall have full force and effect only until the next meeting of the Board, unless at said meet- ing they shall be approved by the Board; and all their drafts on the Treasurer must be indorsed by the President of the Board, and attested by the Secretary. 3. They shall choose a Chairman and a Secretary, and keep in a permanent book a record of all their proceedings, which 12 Lows OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. shall at all times be subject to inspection by any member of the Board or Faculty. During the session of the University they shall meet on the second Monday of every month, precisely at two o'clock, P. M., and as much oftener as they themselves may direct; and they shall make a full report of their proceedings at each annual meeting of the Board. 4. The Committee shall frequently examine the University grounds and buildings, and order any necessary repairs upon the same. They shall, in conjunction with the Faculty, appoint tutors, and supply any vacancies that may occur in the Board of Instructors between the meetings of the Board of Curators. They shall see that the laws of the Institution are executed by the Faculty and observed by the students; and especially that the provisions of the Charter are not violated by any one. And whenever necessary, they shall institute, or cause to be insti- tuted, in the name of the Corporation, suits for the recovery of damages done to the grounds, buildings, or appurtenances of the University, or for dues accruing to the same from any other source whatever. They shall examine and adjust all accounts which any person or persons may have with the University; and they shall audit the Report of the Treasurer on or before the day next preceding the annual meeting of the Board. They shall examine the class rolls of the Faculty, and attend all the public examinations of the students, either as a body, or by appointing at least two of their number, who shall act with the honorary members of the Board of Visitors. They shall also act as a Committee of Nomination, and prepare business for the Board at their annual meetings. Besides the report of their own proceedings, they shall also prepare and submit to the Board, at each annual meeting, a General Report, embracing a particular account of the state of the treasury, library, apparatus, museum, grounds, buildings, and such other matters as will constitute a fair statement of the labors and transactions of the past year, and the existing con- dition of the University. This report, as approved by the Board, or an abstract thereof, shall, together with a brief notice of the closing exercises 6f the session, be published by the Committee, as the report of the University for the preceding year. 13 LAWS OF ARTICLE III. OF THE FACULTY. 1. The officers of instruction shall consist of a President, Vice-President, and such regular Professors, Professors extra- ordinary, Instructors and Tutors, as the Board of Curators shall from time to time appoint. But the President and regu- lar Professors only shall constitute the Faculty. 2. To them shall- be committed the government of the Insti- tution. They shall have authority to adopt and execute, at their discretion, such measures not inconsistent with the Char- ter and statutes of the Board, as they may deem expedient and necessary for securing the full benefit of the prescribed course of study, and the due exercise of discipline. 3. They shall meet at least once every week to inquire into all infractions of the laws; to call delinquents to account; to communicate with each other in reference to the attention, pro- ficiency and demeanor of each student; and to transact any other business pertaining to the interests of the University. 4. Besides the regular meetings of the Faculty, the Presi- dent, or any two Professors, may call a special meeting when- ever, in their judgment, the exigencies of the Institution require it. And in all cases, when due notice of a meeting shall have been given, the majority of the Faculty shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 5. Every matter brought before the Faculty shall be decided by the votes of a majority of the members present. But in case the votes be equally divided, the President may, in addi- tion to his vote as a Professor, give the casting vote as the presiding officer. 6. The Faculty shall keep a regular account of their pro- ceedings, and communicate all their decisions officially. And no member shall anticipate the legal action of the Faculty by expressing in the presence of a student, an opinion on the merits of any question that is a proper subject for their joint consideration. Nor shall he at any time, under such circum- stances, object to any law of the Board or action of the Faculty. 7. At the annual meeting of the Board of Curators, the Faculty shall recommend to them, for the regular degree of A. B. or A. M., such of the students of the University as shall have completed in a satisfactory manner the course of studies hereafter prescribed, and as shall have faithfully observed and 14 RENTUOKY UNIVERSITY. respected all the other rules and regulations of the University. They shall also recommend any of the Alumni of the Univer- sity, or other persons who may be esteemed worthy, to receivo any honorary degree in the Liberal Arts. And having received the mandamus of the Board, they shall, on the day of the An- nual Commencement, proceed, through their acting President, to confer said degrees according to the tenor of said mandamus. 8. Every member of the Faculty shall reside in Harrods- burg, or within the immediate precincts of the University; and he shall engage in no pursuit or occupation that will inter- fere with the regular and faithful discharge of his official duties. He shall labor not only to discharge in a becoming manner the duties of his own Department, but also to elevate to the utmost of his power the moral and literary character of the Uni- versity. 9. Besides the business meetings of the Faculty, they shall have Educational meetings, for the purpose of discussing all questions pertaining to the theory and practice of Education, and especially for the purpose of examining all matters that may have any practical bearing on the reputation and success of Kentucky University. They shall keep a record of their proceedings at said Educational meetings, and cause to be en- tered in a separate chapter, for convenient reference, their decisions on all questions of practical importance. 10. They shall keep a Matriculation Book, a University Register, a Book of Records, a Book of Degrees, a Minute Book, a Statute Book, and an Educational Journal. In the Matriculation Book each applicant for admission into the University shall write his name under the Matriculation Pledge, before he shall be recognized as a student of the same. In this book shall also be recorded the time of each student's entering and leaving the University. In the University Reg. ister shall be entered the name and age of each student, the number of his studies during the session, and the name and address of his parent or guardian. In the Book of Records shall be entered, at the close of each session, the standing of every student with respeet to conduct, industry and scholar- ship. In the Book of Degrees shall be recorded the name and residence of all who receive diplomas in any school of the University; also, of all who receive the regular degree of A. B. or A. M., or any honorary degree in the Liberal Arts. In the Minute Book shall be kept a regular account of the acts is of the Faculty, at all their business meetings. The Statute Book shall contain all the by-laws, rules and regulations passed by the Faculty. And in the Educational Journal shall be re- corded a synopsis of the proceedings of the Faculty at their Ediucational meetings. 11. No change of text-books shall be made in any Depart- ment of the University, unless by a vote of the Faculty. 12. The salary of each member of the Faculty shall be fixed by the Board of Curators, and shall in all cases be paid semi-annually. The fiscal year shall begin on the first day of July and end on the last day of June. 13. The Board reserve to themselves the right to dismiss any Professor, whenever, in their judgment, the interests of the University may require it. But the emolument of no faith- ful Professor shall be diminished without six months' previous notice; and no Professor shall resign without the permission of the Board, except at the end of a session, and after having given at least three months' notice of his intention to do so. 14. It shall be lawful for any and every member of the Faculty to attend the meetings of the Board and of the Execu- tive Committee, and to speak, but not to vote, on any question under consideration. ARTICLE IV. OF THE PRESIDENT. 1. To the President shall be committed the general superin- tendence of the interests and reputation of the University, which he shall endeavor to maintain and promote by every exertion in his power. He shall have the right to direct, rule and govern the University according to the laws of the Board and the regulations of the Faculty; and in all cases of emer- gency he shall also have authority to adopt and to execute, at his own discretion, any measures not inconsistent with this code, which he may think necessary in order to the prompt and faithful discharge of his official duties. 2. He shall be ex oofficio President of the Faculty, and the executive officer of the University. He shall confer all de- grees, and preside at all examinations, commencements, and other public meetings of the University. 3. He shall have a right to be present at the recitation of any class as often as he may think proper, and in concert with 16 Laws OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. the Professor of each school, he shall regulate the instructions of the same in subordination to the course of study prescribed by these laws. To him also, as well as to the Executive Com- mittee, it belongs to see that the rules and regulations of the Board are duly and faithfully observed by all the Professors, Instructors and Tutors of the University. 4. To the President shall also be committed, in a special manner, the religious instruction of the students. He may, however, call upon any of the Professors to lead in the morning services of the chapel, or to render any other assistance in this department of his official duties that the interests of the Uni- versity may seem to require. 5. He shall exercise a general oversight over the character and conduct of the students. And whenever the case may in his judgment require it, he shall, either personally or through the Faculty, communicate to the parent or guardian of an'y student, such information as he may think necessary. 6. It shall furthermore be the duty of the President to make to the Board, at their annual meeting, a written report of the actual state of the University, embracing in detail every thing that he may think important to be communicated, in relation to any of its departments, with such suggestions as, in his judgment, would have a tendency to promote the interests of the Institution. 7. In the absence of the President, his duties shall devolve on the Vice-President, and in the absence of the latter, the senior Professor present shall occupy the place, and exercise all the functions of the President. ARTICLE V. OF THE REGULAR PROFESSORS. 1. It shall be the duty of every Professor to discharge with fidelity the services appertaining to his particular chair. When- ever the subject will admit of it, the teaching shall be by lec- ture and examination, with reference to text-books and collateral authorities, accompanied with written exercises and the solution of problems. Every subject capable of visible illustration shall be illustrated by experiments and diagrams. It is also expected that every Professor will direct his class to such authors as will. be most useful in the prosecution of their studies; that he will, not only communicate to them a given amount of knowledge, 2 17 but that he will also endeavor to excite in them an ardent love of learning, and that he will, as far as possible, create in them both the desire and the ability to prosecute their studies with interest and profit, after they shall have completed their course at the University. 2. Every lecture or recitation shall continue just one hoar. Two minutes after the ringing of the bell, the exercises will commence. And no class shall be dismissed before the tap of the second bell; nor shall any be detained longer than this without the consent of the Faculty or President. 3. Every Professor must also consider himself an officer of discipline as well as of instruction. He is hereby authorized and required to adopt such rules, not inconsistent with this code, as may be necessary for the good order and government of his Department, and to admonish any student who may be guilty of any impropriety in his recitation room. He shall have authority to suspend from his Department any student who shall be guilty of disrespect toward him, and to report the same to the Faculty. And no such suspended student shall be restored to his standing in the class without the consent of the Professor in charge of the Department. 4. It shall also be the duty of each Professor to keep a daily record of the attendance, proficiency and demeanor of each student in his class, and to report the same to the Faculty at their weekly meetings. 6. If a student shall be absent from any exercise, it shall be the duty of the Professor to inquire immediately into the cause of it. If the excuse shall be to him a satisfactory one, he may receive it. But if not, or the student shall have been absent more than once during the same week, then, except in cases of protracted sickness, it shall be the duty of the Professor to cite him to appear before the Faculty at their next meeting. And in no case shall any Professor grant to a student permission to leave the University limits; nor to a class to omit any exercise in his own Department. All such licenses must be granted by the President or by the joint action of the Faculty. 6. It shall also be the duty of every Professor to use his utmost vigilance and exertions to carry into complete effect every law and regulation of the University, whether it relates to his own Department or not. He shall take notice of every violation of law and good order, and at once use the proper means to correct it. Ii in his judgment private admonition be 18 LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. not sufficient, he shall immediately report the case to the Presi- dent for the action of the Faculty. And in general, he shall be required to co-operate with the President to the full extent of his ability in maintaining the order and discipline of the Uni- versity. 7. It shall be the duty of every Professor to attend the morn- ing services in the Chapel, and all the public meetings of the University whether literary or religious; and to see that the students behave with gravity and decorum. 8. Each Professor shall have charge of all the Apparatus that properly belongs to his Department; and shall be responsible to the Board of Curators for any losses occasioned by negligence or inattention on his part. To the Professor of Physical Science, shall be committed the care of the Museum and Cabinet of min- erals. 9. Immediately after the close of the final examination of each School, the Professor in charge shall report to the Presi- dent and through him to the Executive Committee, the general condition of his Department, with suggestions of such improve- ments as he may think desirable. 10. It shall also be the duty of each Professor to furnish the Secretary with a list of the names and residences of all the graduates in his School to be entered in the Book of Degrees. And at the close of each term, he shall furnish the Secretary with a list of the names and standing of all the under graduates in his School, with any remarks that he may wish to have en- tered on the Book of Records. 11. The Professors shall take rank by seniority, according to the date of their appointment. ARTICLE VI. OF OTHER INSTRUCTORS. 1. Professors Extraordinary and other Instructors not em- braced in the preceding Article, shall perform such services as the Board of Curators may require; and at such times, and under such rules and regulations as the Faculty may prescribe. 2. The Tutors in the different Schools of the University, shall conduct their instructions under the immediate supervision of the Professors of said Schools. And it shall be the duty of the Professor in charge, to review frequently such classes for the purpose of ascertaining their progress and standing. 19 3. Professors Extraordinary, Instructors and Tutors, will not be expected to attend the meetings of the Faculty. But the President may require their attendance whenever he may think it necessary to do so. And in all cases, it shall be their duty to co-operate with the Faculty in every way that they can, to pro- mote good order and to sustain the discipline of the University; and especially shall they be required to report to the President every known violation of law which they may not be able to correct by private admonition. ARTICLE VII. OF THE SECRETARY OF THE FACULTY. 1. The Faculty shall elect one of their own members to act as their Secretary. And it shall be his special duty, with such aid as he may obtain from other members of the Faculty, to keep a regular account of all their proceedings; to enter upon the Book of Records at the close of each term the reports of the same; to record in the Book of Degrees, at the close of each session, the names and residences of the graduates, in the several Schools, and also the names and residences of those admitted to any degree in the Liberal Arts; to write out in due form all such acts of the Faculty as their President may require in the administration of discipline; to record in the Statute Book, all by-laws passed by the Faculty; to attend to all correspondence which may be ordered by the Faculty, and in general, to do the writing of the Faculty as a body. He shall receive an adequate compensation for his services. ARTICLE VIII. OF THE BURSAR. 1. The Executive Committee shall appoint some responsible person to act as Bursar for the students of the University. It shall be his duty to receive from the students all moneys or drafts for money which they may bring with them to the Uni- versity; and to disburse the same in paying their tuition and other necessary expenses, according to the direction of the parent or guardian. He shall keep an account of the money received and disbursed; and at the close of the session, and at other stated times he shall send a copy of the same to the parent or guardian of each student; and pay the balance, if there be 20 LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. any, to said parent or guardian, or to his written order. For which services, said Bursar shall receive - per cent on all the moneys disbursed. He shall give bond and security for the proper discharge of his duties. 2. Every student under age, shall on his arrival at the Uni- versity, pay over to the Bursar, all moneys or drafts for money which may have been committed to him for the payment of his tuition, books, boarding, and other necessary expenses; and for his doing so, he shall be considered as acting under a pledgeof honor. 3. Each student must also immediately after his arrival, deposit with the Bursar, any fire-arms, dirk, bowie-knife, or any other deadly weapon that he may have in his possession or under his control. ARTICLE ITX. OF THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS. 1. Every candidate for admission into Kentucky University, must, except in extraordinary cases, be at least fourteen years of age, and must be able to sustain a thorough examination on the following Preparatory Course, or on what the Faculty may deem a fair equivalent. Ancient and Modern Geography; Outlines of Histo"y; English Grammar; Arithmetic; Elements of Algebra; Latin Grammar; Latin Reader; Cblesar; Sallust; V7irgil's Bucolics and Georgics; Greek Gram- mar; Greek Reader; and Selections from the Greek Testament. 2. He must present to the President or Faeulty, satisfactory evidence of his good moral character. It is very desirable that students coming from other literary Institutions, should bring letters of honorable dismission. Other applicants should pro- cure a certificate from some gentleman of their acquaintance, whose standing in society will be to the Faculty a sure guaran- tee of their just and honorable intentions. 3. If the testimonials be satisfactory, the candidate will then be examined, and his exact standing recorded on the Minutes of the Faculty. Each Professor shall be the Examiner in his own Department and shall see that the examination be thorough and satisfactory. 4. Immediately after examination, the candidate shall pro- cure from the Treasurer of the University, a Quietus or Session Bill, which, when presented to the Faculty will entitle him to matriculate as a student for the entire session; provided, that 21 he shall have first procured and read a copy of the Laws, and made the required deposits with the Bursar of the University; and also that he shall have procured suitable boarding. 5. lHe shall then be required to subscribe to the following Matriculation Pledge, which he shall in all eases read before 8igning his name. ipromise, on condition of being admitted as a student of Kentucky University, on my Faith and Honor that I will obey all the laws, rules, and regulations of this Institution: and particularly that I will avoid the use of all intoxicating beverages, profanity, gaming, and all indecent, disorderly behavior, and disrespectful conduct to the Faculty, and all combinations to resist their authority: as witness my hand. 6. The Secretary of the Faculty will then enter upon the University Register the name and age of the student, and the address of his parent or guardian; together with such studies as he may select from the different Schools with the advice and consent of the Faculty. These should in general amount to three daily recitations. In some cases this may be too much, and in others two little for the capacity of the student. Due allowance will always be made for the ability and peculiar cir- cumstances of each student. No one will be unnecessarily re- tarded. But any departure from the regular order of three daily recitations, must in all cases be made with the knowledge and approbation of the Faculty. 7. It is desirable that all students be present at the begin- ning of the session. And the policy of this Institution requires, that after their arrival (if this should not be before the opening of the session), new applicants for admission shall immediately present to the President their certificates of good standing; and that all students, whether formerly connected with the Univer- sity or not, shall lose no time in procuring their Session Bills, and entering upon their course of study. Any neglect of this regulation, or loitering about taverns, will be regarded as prima facie evidence of the want of those moral and industrial habits that constitute one of the primary conditions of admission into Kentucky UJniversity. ARTICLE X. OF THE CONDUCT OF STUDENTS. Kentucky University was founded for the education of young aen. And it is presumed that every one qualified to enter it in the capacity of a student, will have some acquaintance with the 22 LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. first principles of Christian morality, propriety and decorum; and that it will therefore be unnecessary to burden his memory with a full and complete code of specific rules and regulations. But it will be expected and required of every student: 1. That he be diligent in study; punctual in his attendance upon recitations, examinations, and all other University exerci- ses; and that he promptly render a valid and satisfactory reason to theproper officer fQr any delinquency on his part. 2. That having entered any class he will not leave it without the permission of the Faculty; and that he will engage in no new study without their consent and approbation. 3. That he treat all persons, and especially the officers of the University with becoming respect and decorum. 4. That he do not trespass on the premises of any other per- son; and that he in no way deface or injure the property of the ULi.iversity. 5. That he attend no exhibition of immoral tendency; and that he frequent no bar-room, tippling-house, nor any other place where intoxicating liquors are sold. 6. That he neither introduce upon the premises nor use any kind of intoxicating beverages; and that he abstain from the use of tobacco, in the University Buildings. 7. That he neither keep in his possession, nor use fire-arms, a dirk, a bowie-knife, or any other kind of deadly weapon. 8. That he abstain from profanity, the desecration of the Lord's Day, all kinds of gaming for a reward or prize of any kind, and from card-playing even for amusement; and also from whatever else is inconsistent with good order, good taste, and good morals. 9. That he attend public worship every Lord's Day; and prayers in the University Chapel, every morning. 10. That he go not beyond the immediate precincts of iar- rodsburgb, during the session, without permission from the Faculty; or in cases of emergency, when this can not be ob- tained, without the consent of the President. 11. That he carefully observe and respect all the rules and regulations contained in the other articles of this code, respect- ing fees, societies, boarding-houses, et cetera. 12. That he shun and discountenance all disorderly combina- tions and associations of students or citizens; and that he co-operate with the Faculty in every honorable way that he can, to promote the interests and reputation of the University. 23 LAWS OF ARTICLE XI. OF DISCIPLINE. 1. It is the design of the Board and Faculty of Kentucky University, that its discipline shall as far as possible be strictly parental. They sincerely hope that all severe and disgraceful punishments may be avoided; and that, in most cases, the ends of discipline may be secured by proper appeals addressed to the reason and the conscience. 2. But to maintain good order, and to secure the very import- ant objects for which the Institution was founded, the Faculty may inflict, at their discretion, and according to the character of the offense, any of the following penalties for the violation of laws: 1. Private Admonition. 2. Public Admonition. 3. Complaint to Parent or Guardian. 4. Suspension. 5. Fines for damages. 6. Dismission. 7. Expulsion. 3. No student shall be publicly dismissed or expelled with- out an opportunity of being fully heard in his own defense; and in all cases of expulsion, the action shall not be final till con- firmed by the Executive Committee. But whenever the Faculty are satisfied, that owing to habitual idleness, profanity, or any other cause, the presence of a student in the University is un- favorable to its prosperity, and to the welfare of the other students, they may dismiss him privately, or require his parent or guardian to remove him immediately from the Institution. 4. In all such cases, the delinquent, shall forfeit the fees of the session. Only in cases of protracted sickness will any al- lowance be made for absence; and then, only the tuition fee for the remainder of the session will be refunded. 5. A student dismissed by the Faculty shall leave the Uni- versity immediately and return to his home. And if he shall delay on or about the University premises, beyond what the Faculty may regard as a reasonable time for his departure, (which in ordinary cases, shall not exceed a few hours), they shall have power to change his sentence of dismission into ex- pulsion. 24 KENTUCKY UNIvRESITY. ARTICLE XII. OF THE COURSE OF STUDY AND INSTRUCTION. The course of instruction in the University shall for the present be divided into the six following Schools or Depart- ments: I. School of Biblical Literature and Moral Philosophy. The design of this school is to give to all the students of Ken- tucky University,,and especially to the more advanced classes, a thorough knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, in their gram- matical, logical, historical and cbronological order. Every thing that has any tendency to create in the mind a sectarian bias will be carefully avoided. The words of inspiration will be studied and taught in their proper connection; and the main portions of both the Old and the New Testaments will be made subjects of the most critical and profound investigation. The full course of instruction in this school will extend through a period of two years, and embrace the following sub- jects: 1. The main portions of the Pentateuch, with lectures on the Geography, Chropology, Archseology and Literature of the Ancient Hebrews. 2. History of the Israelites from Moses to Christ, with lectures on the Laws, Manners, Customs and Literature of other Oriental Nations. 3. Selections from the Prophecies, with special attention to the Prophetic Symbols, the Laws of Figurative Language, and the General Principles of Interpretation. 4. Greek Exegesis.-One or more of the Gospels, and some of the Epistles. 5. History of the Primitive Church, with a critical analysis of the principal Addresses recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. 6. An Analytical Research into the Principles of Moral Philoso- phy, as they.are revealed and taught in the Old and the New Testaments. 7. Evidences of Christianity, with lectures on the Canon, In- spiration and History of the Bible. 8. Original Essays and Discussions by the Senior Class, with strictures by the Professor. 9. Hebrew Exegesis, optional. 25 LAWS OF II School of Mathematics. In this Department, very special attention shall be given to the mental discipline of the students. The development of the intellectual powers, and the formation and cultivation of correct habits of thinking and reasoning, by a constant reference to the logic and philosophy of Mathematics, shall be made the para- mount objects of every recitation. Prominence shall also be given to the great practical utility of Mathematics. As far as possible, every principle demon- strated shall also be illustrated by some useful application of it to the Arts. The recitations shall be conducted with the aid of well-selected text-books; and the Professor shall also give such additional illustrations and explanations as may be necessary in order to impart to the student a thorough philosophical and practical knowledge of all the subjects taught. The full course of instruction will occupy three years, and comprehend the following subjects: Philosophy of Arithmetic; Algebra; Plane, Solid and Spherical Geometry; Application of Al- gebra to Geometry; Original Problems; Plane and Spherical Trigo- nometry; Practical Exercises in Eights and Distances; Mensuration; Surveying and Navigation; Practical Exercises in Surveying, Leveling and Topography; Analytical Geometry; Differential and Integral Calculus; Civil Engineering (optional); Mechanics, and Astronomy. III School of Ancient Languages. In this School shall be taught the Latin, Greek and Hebrew languages, and also Grecian and Roman History, Geography and Literature. It will be the duty of the Professor in this Department, not to confine himself to mere grammatical analy- sis, but to conduct the students to the study of the higher prin- ciples of interpretation; and particularly to cultivate in them a taste for classical beauty; and an acquaintance with the phases of civilization, and the leading political, philosophical and religious events to which the authors severally refer. Frequent exercises in written translations from the Classics into the English, and from the English into the Classics, will also be required of all the students in this Department; and it shall be the duty of the Professor to see that every translation is correct in grammar and orthography, and that the whole is strictly vernacular. The course of study will be the following, or what the Faculty may consider a fair equivalent: Virgil's Xineid; Cicero's Select KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. Orations; Livy; Cicero de Officiis; Horace; Tacitus; Cicero's Tqtscu- lan Disputations; Arnold's Latin Prose Comnposition; Latin Prosody; Latin Theses; Roman History and Geography; Roman Antiquities;' Xenophon's Anabasis; Heredotus; Demosthenes de Corona; Thucy- dides; Homer's-Iliad; Xenophon's Memorabilia; Plato's Georgias; Sophocles or Euripides; Longinus de Sublimitate; Arnold's Greek Prose Composition; Greek Prosody; Greek Theses; Grecian History, Geography and Antiquities; and the Hebrew, the study of which, however, shall be optional. It is not expected that all the above works will be read entire; but so much, at least, will be required as will enable the student to translate them with facility, and as maybe necessary to give him a just idea of the character and merits of each work, and of all the peculiarities of the author. IV. School of Physical Science. The design of this Department is to give to the student a very thorough and extensive knowledge of the laws, principles and operations of the material world, organic and inorganic. The daily recitations will be accompanied with familiar lectures, and a very full course of experiments on all subjects which are susceptible of being thus illustrated. Much time and attention will also be given to the subject of Practical Analysis, the Laws of Health, the Principles of Agri- culture, and the general applications of Chemistry to the Arts; while the benevolent designs of the Creator, in the constitution of Nature, will be kept constantly before the minds of the students. The course of study and instruction in this School will extend through a period of at least two years, during which there will be five recitations every week. The full scheme embraces the following subjects: Hydrostatics; Pneumatics; Acoustics; Heat; Electricity; Mag- netism; Optics; Galvanism; Chemical Philosophy; Inorganic Chem- isty; Organic Chemistry; Mineralogy; Botany; Physiology; Zoology; Geology, and Agricultural Chemistry. V. School of Belles Lettres. The primary object of this Department is to make the stu- dent thoroughly acquainted with the laws, principles and usages of the English language, and to enable him to speak and 2.7 to write it according to the style and usage of our best modern speakers and writers. For this purpose, every student in this school shall be very thoroughly drilled in the structure of sentences, the nature and principles of figurative language, the different qualities of a good style, and also in the arts of Composition and Elocution. Written exercises on such topics as the Professor shall prescribe, and brief critiques on portions of the best English Classics, will be required throughout the entire course. Instruction in History and Intellectual and Political Science will also for the present be connected with the course in Eng- lish Literature and Belles Lettres. The full scheme will occupy a period of four years, and embrace the following subjects: English Syntax and Prosody; History and Structure of the English Language; Elements of Rhetoric; Art of Criticism; Elocution; In- tellectual Philosophy; Logic; Philosophy of Rhetoric; Critiques on lections from the best English Classics; Original Essays and Ora- tions; Forensic Disputations; History; Political Economy, and Con- stitutional andtInternational Law. VI. School of Modern Languages. In this School shall be taught the French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages. The labors of the Chair will, till other- wise directed, be divided as- far as practicable, among the Pro- fessors of the other Departments. Other Schools will be opened as soon as the funds of the Institution will justify it. AIRTICLE XIII. OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. 1. For the improvement of the student in the arts of com- posing, speaking and reasoning, the Faculty may require occa- sional public exhibitions, particularly of the higher classes. 2. On the day of Commencement, the candidates for degrees shall perform such exercises as shall be assigned to them by the Faculty; and no candidate shall refuse to do so under the pen- alty of being refused his diploma. 3. Nothing indelicate, profane, or immoral, nor what is of a purely partizan and sectional character, shall at any time be delivered on the public stage, under penalty of such punishment as the Faculty may determine. And to prevent any unpleasant 28 LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. occurrence of this kind, every student shall submit to the Pro- fessor of Belles ILettres, or some other member of the Faculty, the whole of what he proposes to read or speak, and shall not fail to observe whatever corrections he may suggest. This reg- ulation has reference to all public performances, whether ap- pointed by the Faculty, or by the Literary Societies. ARTICLE XIV. OF EXAMINATIONS AND THE SCALE OF MERIT. 1. There shall be at least two classes of examinations for the students of Kentucky Univers ity. The first shall be a daily examination, in connection with the daily lecture or recitation. The second shall be a public examination of all the classes at the close of the session. And in addition to these, the Faculty shall also appoint such other examinations as they may think expedient. 2. The Professor of each School shall conduct the daily ex- aminations in his own Department, in such a way as he may think best; and immediately after the examination, he shall affix to the name of each student examined a number desig- nating the value of his examination. For a perfect recitation, the number shall' be one hundred per cent of the prescribed maximum; and for a less perfect recitation, it shall be such a percentage as will express its true relative value. 3. The public examinations shall be either written or oral, as the Faculty may determine. But they shall in all cases be made real tests of scholarship, and efficient means of dis- tinguishing the meritorious from the undeserving, and of conferring honorable rank on young men of promising attain- ments. 4. At the close of each public examination, the Professor in charge shall make out an estimate of each student's perform- ance, according to the same scale of numbers, and submit it to the Faculty and Board of Visitors present, a majority of whom shall have power to ratify or change the report according to their knowledge and sense of justice in each particular case. 5. From this and the daily reports of proficiency, the schol- arship of each student shall be determined in the following manner: The Professor shall first take the average value of each student's daily examinations; to this he shall add the value of his public or term examination, and half this sum 29 shall be entered on the Book of Records, and sent to the parent or guardian of said student, as the report of his scholarship or proficiency in study during the term. 6. The general conduct and industry of each student shall be estimated on the same scale, from all the facts of which the Faculty may have certain knowledge, and in whatever way they may find to be most convenient. The result of their reek- oning, shall be entered on the Book of Records, and a true copy of the same sent to the parent or guardian of the student, at the end of the term, or oftener, when the case may seem to require it. ARTICLE XV. OF GRADUATION. For the accommodation of young men who may wish to qualify themselves for the various callings and pursuits of life, and who may be unable to complete a liberal course of study, it shall be provided that a student may graduate in any School on the following conditions: 1. That he shall have been- at least one year a student of the University, and that he shall have completed in a satisfactory manner all the required studies of said School, or what the Faculty may judge to be a fair equivalent; the standard of graduation in each School being not less than fifty per cent of the prescribed maximum. 2. That he shall have habitually observed and respected all the other rules and regulations of the University. 3. That he pay to the Professor in charge a fee of three dollars. He will then be entitled to a certificate of graduation, signed by the Professor, and also by the President of the University, in which may be stated his grade of scholarship in said School, and likewise his general standing with respect. to conduct and application to study. When any student shall have thus graduated in the Schools of Biblical Literature, Mathematics, Ancient Languages, Physi- cal Science, and Belles Lettres, he shall then receive, free of charge, the regular degree of A. B.; provided that he shall have paid all University dues, and that, up to the time of his taking the degree, he shall have faithfully complied with all the laws and regulations of the University. The candidate for the degree of A. B. may, with the advice so LAWS OF ]KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. and consent of the Faculty, be permitted to study Civil Engi- neering, the Hebrew Language, or any one of the Modern Languages, instead of the Calculus. But whenever a student proposes to graduate in only one School, he shall be required to study all that is included in its prescribed course, aptional studies only being excepted. A student may also be admitted to the regular degree of A. Al. on the following conditions: 1. That he shall have first received the degree of A. B., and been at least one year a student of the University. 2. That his Term Reports for conduct, industry and scholar- ship, while a student of the University, shall have been at least seventy-five per cent of the prescribed maximum. 3. That he shall have studied at least three of the elective branches, instead of one, as in the prescribed course for the degree of A. B. 4. That he pay to the Library Fund a fee of ten dollars. Other bachelors of three years' standing, may receive the honorary degree of A. Ml. on the payment of ten dollars to the Library Fund; provided, that they shall have maintained a vir- tuous'and exemplary character, and that they shall have been admitted to some of the learned professions. Candidates for this honor should apply to the President at least one week before the Annual Commencement. ARTICLE XVI. OF RELIGIOUS AND LITERARY SOCIETIES. 1. No society of any kind shall be formed by the students of the University, without the consent of the Faculty, nor until its constitution shall have been submitted to them for their approval. 2. Such as the Faculty may approve, shall be subject to the laws and regulations of the University; and their property shall be under the care and guardianship of the Board. 3. They shall carefully observe and respect all such regula- tions as the Faculty may prescribe, respecting their times of meeting, the length and character of their exercises, etc. 4. They shall have power to adopt their own rules for the management of their business during the prescribed period of- their meeting; provided, that these shall not be inconsistent with the laws of the Board, or the regulations of the Faculty. 81 5. There shall be no literary contests between any societies connected with the University. 6. Any society which shall fail to observe and respect the above laws, may be suspended for a time, at the discretion of the Faculty. ARTICLE XVII. OF THE LIBRARY. 1. The Library shall be under the direction of the Faculty, who shall appoint one of their own number, or some other suitable person, to act as Librarian. 2. It shall be the duty of the Librarian to take good care of all the boolks, charts, etc., belonging to the Library; to arrange them in proper order, and to keep a catalogue of all the books presented or purchased for the use of the Library. 3. He shall also carefully register all books taken from the Library, noting the name of the borrower, the title of the book, the time when borrowed, and when returned. 4. One week before the annual meeting of the Board of Curators, the Librarian shall make to the Executive Committee a written report, in which he shall state the condition and wants of the Library; the number of books received during the year; the number lost or injured. and any other matters pertaining to the Library, that may seem to require their attention. It shall also be his duty to collect all fines for injuries done to the Library. 5. The President, Professors, instructors, tutors, students, Curators, and all resident graduates, shall have the right to draw books from the Library. Other persons may also have the privilege of drawing books therefrom. by obtaining per- mission from the Faculty, and subscribing to an engagement to conform to all the laws and regulations of the same, and to make good all damages or losses thereto, which they may occa- sion or permit. But no person shall borrow a book from the Library without the knowledge of the Librarian or President, and no other person shall have a key to the Library. 6. It shall also be unlawful for any person to carry a book belonging to the Library beyond the precincts of Harrods- burgh; and any one who shall violate this regulation, may be deprived of the use of the Library, or required to pay a fine not exceeding one dollar, at the discretion of the Faculty. 32 LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. 7. Whoever shall borrow a book from the Library, shall pay at the discretion of the Librarian for any injury done to it while in his possession. In case of the loss of a volume, the borrower shall be required to replase the same, or to pay the value thereof in money; and if the volume be one of a set, he shall either replace the whole set or pay the value of it in money. 8. All books for the Library shall be purchased under the direction of the Faculty, and deposited in the Library. 9. The Faculty shall have power to determine on what days and at what hours the Library shall be open, and to make any other regulations for its management that may not be incon- sistent with the provisions of this article. ARTICLE XVIII. OF TERMS, RECESSES AND CO-MMENCEMENTS. 1. The University year shall consist of but one session, which shall begin on the third Monday of September, and end on the fourth Wednesday of June. 2. There shall be an Annual Recess, commencing on the 24th of December, and ending on the 2d of January. Under extraordinary circumstances, the Faculty may also, at their discretion, allow such partial or total suspension of the regular exercises of the University, as may seem to be expedient or necessary. 3. The Annual Commencement shall take place on the fourth Wednesday of June, when such students as may be found worthy, shall receive the regular degree of A. B. or A. M., on the conditions before prescribed. This shall also be the usual -time of conferring honorary degrees. ARTICLE XIX. OF BOARDING HOUSES. 1. Students will be allowed to select their own places of boarding, subject in all cases to the approval and supervision of the Faculty. But no student shall be permitted to board at any house where intoxicating liquors are sold, or where the rules of propriety and good order are in any other respect dis- regarded. Frequent changes of boarding-houses shall be dis- couraged. 3 33 2. Every student shall preserve order and decorum in his own room, and shall be responsible for any disorder in the same, unless he give information, when in his power, of the person or persons by whom it was committed. ARTICLE XX. OF FEES AND CHARGES. 1. Every student except in the cases hereafter prescribed, shall pay in advance, a Tuition fee of thirty dollars per session; and a Janitor's fee of four dollars per session. An additional fee will also be charged for instruction in the Modern Languages. 2. Besides these every new student shall pay, on entering the University, a Matriculation fee of five dollars; and every graduate in any School, shall pay to the Professor in charge, a fee of three dollars for a Certificate of Graduation in the same. A fee of ten dollars will also be required for the degree of A. M. 3. Students will be charged extra for any damages that they may do to any of the buildings or appurtenances belonging to the University. ARTICLE XXI. OF GRATUITOUS INSTRUCTION. 1. Indigent and pious young men who desire to qualify them- selves for Teaching or for the Christian Ministry, may be ad- mitted into the University free of tuition. They must, however, in all cases, present to the Faculty satisfactory evidence of their character and circumstances. 2. They shall also be required to sign a written obligation to devote themselves to the profession of Teaching or Preaching; or to pay with interest the whole amount of their Tuition fees, if at any time they should wholly abandon it, or make it sub- ordinate to any other calling. 3. The Faculty may also in cases of extraordinary embar- rassment, grant gratuitous instruction to any student of good moral character. And if at any time, they should find it neces- sary to employ a student of advanced standing and approved character to give instruction to a preparatory class, they may remit his tuition as a reward for the services rendered. 34 LAWS OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. ARTICLE XXII. OF THE GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS. 1. The Faculty with the Exeeutive Committee shall exercise a general care and oversight over the University Grounds and Buildings; they shall also assess and collect fines for all injuries done to the same. 2. During the session, neither the Grounds nor Buildings shall be appropriated to any other purpose than that required by the legitimate business and duties of the Faculty, without their consent. 3. The Faculty shall appoint a Janitor, whose duty it shall be to keep the rooms of the University clean and in good order; to attend to the fires required in the same; to render whatever service may be necessary in any of the departments; to wait upon the meetings of the Faculty; to attend to the ringing of the Bell at the prescribed times; to keep the walks and fences in good order; to plant and cultivate shrubbery; and to do such other acts of service in connection with the details of discipline, etc., as the Faculty may require. 4. No meeting of any kind shall be held in the University Buildings later than 10 o'clock, P. M. And it shall be the duty of the Janitor to see that at that hour, the fires are covered, the doors locked, and every thing left in a state of security. ARTICLE XXIII. OF THE TAYLOR ACADEMY. 1. For the present and till otherwise ordered, there shall be connected with the University a Preparatory and Normal School, under the name and style of THE TAYLOR ACADEMY. It shall be under the general supervision and government of the President, aided by a Principal and as many Assistants as the wants and exigencies of the School may render necessary. 2. The special design of the Academy is to prepare young men for the University classes and for the profession of Teach- ing. But boys ten years of age, of good behavior, and who can write a legible hand, spell with correctness English words in common use, read plain English prose with ease and pro- priety, solve questions in the four fundamental rules of Arith- metic, and answer Geographical questions respecting the natural features and civil divisions of the Earth, may also be admitted. 35 3. The following shall be the course of study and instruction, subject to such changes and modifications as the President may think expedient. FIRST YEAR. Spelling and Defining words; Reading; Penmanship; Modern Geography with the use of the Globes and Geographical Charts; History of the United States; Mental and Practical Arithmetic; Arithmetical Tables; Bible Recitations, and Vocal Music. SECOND YEAR. Reading, Writing, and Modern Geography continued; Out- lines of Modern History; Ancient Geography commenced; Arith- metic; Book-keeping; English Grammar with constant Practical exercises; Bible Recitations; Vocal Music; and Practical Exer- cises in Composition and Declamation. THIRD YEAR. English Grammar and Ancient Geography continued; Outlines of Ancient History; Arithmetic completed; Elements of Algebra commenced; Latin Grammar; Latin Reader; Instruction in Didactics; Bible Recitations; Vocal Music; English Composi- tion and Declamation. FOURTH YEAR. English Grammar completed; Outlines of Physiology; Ele- ments of Algebra completed; Instruction in Didactics continued; Latin Grammar continued; Ca-sar; Sallust; Virgil's Bucolics and Georgics; Greek Grammar; Greek Reader; Selections from the Greek Testament; Bible Recitation; Vocal Music; English Composition and Declamation. 4. The students of the Academy shall, in general, be subject to the same laws that are binding on the students of the Uni- versity, with such additional and special regulations as the President and Principal may adopt for their instruction and government. But all under fourteen years of age, must remain in the rooms of the Academy, and study at least six hours per diem, under the immediate supervision of the Principal and his Assistants. 5. The Tuition fee and the Janitor's fee shall be the same in the Academy as in the University; but no matriculation fee will be required of those whose studies shall be confined exclusively to the Academical course. 36 LAWS OF ADDRES S. M3:1 TUIT Y UITIV:1IRSITY TO THE FRIENDS OF EDUCATION IN THE WEST AND SOUTH: Under a late Act of the Legislature of Kentucky, amending the Charter of Bacon College, and remodeling and re-organizing it upon the more liberal and comprehensive plan of a Univer- sity, with the above title, the undersigned were designated as its Board of Curators, and at a late meeting, proceeded to lay out the ground-work of the enterprise in accordance 'with the pro- visions of the Charter as its organic law. We desire to call your attention to the history, aims and objects of this Institution. The brethren of the Christian Church in Kentucky, -now numbering some 50,000, and embrac- ing, we may say without boasting, a large share of the wealth, intelligence, and piety of the State, in view of their. position and responsibilities, and the broad field of culture lying before them in the Mississippi Valley, have been endeavoring for some years, to establish in their midst a first-class Institution of learn- ing. With a nucleus of some 2 0,000 worth of property and funds on hand to begin with, which was all that remained of Bacon College, after various unsuccessful efforts to build it up, a plan for -its permanent endowment has been presented and prose- cuted, which has resulted thus far in securing, in addition to the above, 150,000 of the most solvent and available subscrip- tions which have been affected but little by the financial pres- sure, and which are being promptly paid up as they fall due. While this is a better pecuniary basis than any Institution in the West has, so far as is known to us, yet it is but a small part of the amount which we hope, with the Divine blessing, to secure, as the foundation of such an enterprise as we are pro- jecting. Nor will it be regarded as unreasonable to say, that but little less than a half million of dollars, in the way of En- dowments, Scholarships, Prizes, etc., will ultimately satisfy the KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. just expectation of those who take liberal views of the great work before us. It is proper to state, that the above subscrip- tions have been obtained from comparatively a few persons in the central counties of' Kentucky, and that a large part of the State, to which the work is at present confined, has not as yet been appealed to. But it is the deliberate purpose of Bro. John B. Bowman, who has been prosecuting the plan of endowment, and whose labors have been only temporarily suspended, in view of the financial crisis in the country, to devote his life and ener- gies to it, so long as his labors will be acceptable to his brethren, and they will co-operate with him for the consummation of what has been so well begun. We rejoice in the repeated assur- ances which have been given, that there are many noble-hearted friends throughout the State, who are only awaiting an oppor- tunity to respond to the appeals in its behalf. We desire to say, that while we are endeavoring to build up an Institution which will meet the actual and pressing wants of our State and the Church, and while we have strong moral and pecuniary influences of a local character to foster and support it, yet we distinctly avow, that no sectional or sectarian element shall be a constituent of its organization, and that especially will the beneficiary provisions of its Ministerial and Normal Depart- ments be liberal and accessible to worth and merit of every creed and latitude. We believe that here in the center of our noble State, ever conservative and Union-loving and cherishing, and in the heart of the broad Mississippi Valley, we have one of the best stand-points for building up a first-class University, which in the plan and details of its organization, is designed to be commensurate with the educational wants of the people, who are rapidly taking possession of this their glorious heritage. And what is the field before us This Valley, whose "Father of Waters " with his various tributaries, drains and laves half of the States and Territories of our vast confederacy, rich in the elements of growth and greatness, capable of being the granary of the world, and the nursery of empires, and the re- alities of whose wealth and resources are even now more than has been fabled of any orient clime, is, in the Providence of God, rapidly developing under the energy and enterprise of our wonderful Anglo Saxon race, whose spirit of conquest, religious, literary, and commercial, is as rapid in its strides as it is insati- able in its wants. While, then, its people are teeming and swarming in from all parts of the civilized world, and are run- 38 KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. ning to and fro with all the activity and elasticity of their giant youth, and while the genius of commerce and art is triumphing by the power of steam, and with the speed of lightning, and its voice is omnipotent, whether it is heard humming in the workshop, or whizzing over the broad plains, shall we not, at the same time, lay firm and deep the foundations for the temples of science and religion, whose light shall he seen afar off Why should we not be as progressive in the cause of education as in our industrial and commercial enterprises, and why should we be dependent upon New England or Old England for our best educational facilities, when we are so rich in ability to have our own, and when our wants, in this respect, are so varied and pressing It is true that we have, scattered all over the West, scores of unendowed, half-starved, sickly, puny Institutions, called Colleges and Universities, many indeed of which, have their piles of bricks, stones and mortar, making an imposing show. But how many of them, in the way of Endowments, Scholarships, Libraries, Instruments, and literary and scientific men. the TRUE apparatus of an education, are prepared to fur- nish to our young men such a liberal education as the times and the peculiar circumstances of our age and country demand And above all, how few secure and enforce that effective discip- line, which at the same time is conservative of good morals, and productive of good scholars! It is to be confessed and regretted, that while our march has been onward and upward in other respects, we have been lacking in this, and have, as yet, to be considered as empirics; so much so, that it is a problem not solved, whether our Colleges are a curse or a blessing. While, then, we have no spirit of antagonism to any other Institutions, butare kind and catholic in feeling toall, we would notbe deemed arrogant in proposing to build upon a more modern basis an In- stitution equal to any in America,-an institution for young men instead of boys, with a high grade of scholarship, and which, especially, in its ministeral, normal, scientific, and agricultural Departments, will meet the wants of our young giant West. For it does seem that as the " Star of Empire " is moving on- ward and westward, there is opened up a special missionary field for the Minister, Teacher, and intelligently educated Farmer. We only propose, in our day and generation, to lay the founda- tion of such an institution, with the full hope and confidence that others to come will build upon and perfect the superstructure. To such a work, with the help of the Lord, we have come up. 39 KENTUCXY -UNIVERSITY. With a full sense of the difficulties and responsibilities, but with a firm reliance on His aid, we have begun it. With these com- prehensive views, and looking far into the future, and lifting our minds above any local or selfish influences, we desire to labor for the greatest permanency and usefulness. We will endeavor to proceed slowly, cautiously, measuring every step. We have been fortunate in securing the passage of a charter most liberal and in many respects peculiar in its provisions, and con- taining all the privileges necessary for carrying out the designs of the founders upon the most extended scale. At its late meeting, the Board of Curators enacted the above system of By-Laws, Statute-Laws, Course of Study, etc., for the organi- zation and government of the Collegiate and Academical Depart- ments of the Institution. This schedule, while it embraces the principle features of our best American Colleges, makes some important departures from the ordinary course of discipline and instruction pursued in them. The first step in the work of organization has been to estab- lish a Primary and Normal Department, which is now in very successful operation under the control of efficient instructors. They have also established for the present, six schools or depart- ments, embracing a regular college course, most of the chairs of which have been already filled by gentlemen eminent for their learning and professional experience, who have been connected with some of the best Institutions of the country, and whose services are at the command of the Board, as they will be needed. The full and complete organization of the Collegiate Depart- ment will be effected at the earliest day that the collection of the funds now falling due will render practicable. They have in their organic law, and in their enactments, thrown around these funds the strongest safeguards, and such an investment of them will be made from time to time as will look to the greatest permanency. Such is a brief view of the designs and labors, thus far, of those who have projected this enterprise; and we congratulate its friends, that all things are moving on in harmony with the great end proposed, and that there is nought else but a future of hope and promise before us. Such, friends and brethren of the South and West, is the begin- ning of a work to which we invite your candid and earnest atten- tion, 'and which, we think, is worthy of the sympathies and co-operation of every Christian and Philanthropist. And we 40 KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. would say, especially to such of our friends as have been richly blessed by a kind Providence with the heart and ability to do a good deed, and who desire, in view of their obligations to God, and the wants of humanity, to find somethingpermanent and use- ful, upon which to rest their benevolence, here is an applicant that is needful and will be thankful. We want, yet, endowments of professorships, beneficiary foundations, prize-funds, etc., in order to perfect the great scheme on hand. You who have your thousands to spare, and who would see the fruits of your good works while you live, and you who wish to bequeath a legacy when you die to an heir that will not waste it or forget you, look with charity upon this young, rising Institution, and emu- lating the noble example of those of other States who are so liberally dispensing of their abundance to the upbuilding of other Institutions, bless it, and its grateful beneficiaries will rise up in a far, far future and call you blessed. To such of its friends as have so far nobly responded to its appeals, we tender the warmest thanks, and ask them still to stand by it and foster it, and by their hearts' earnest prayers and sympathies, aid us in our labors; all of which we devoutly pray may redound to the glory of God and the good of our race. WM. MORTON, Chairman. John B. Bowman, James Taylor, Jno. Aug. Williams, Ben. C. Allen, A. G. Kyle, A. H. Bowman, J. A. Dearborn, D. W. Thompson, A. G. Vivion, P. B. Thompson, W. A. Cook, G. D. Runyan, A. Gallatin Talbott, P. B. Mason, C. T. Worthington, G. W. Givens, Jas. C. Stone, A. G. Herndon, R. C. Graves, Joseph Wasson, W. W. McEKinney, John Curd, John Allen Gano, W. L. Williams, Zach. F. Smith, J. I. Rogers, Theodore S. Bell, Robert C. Rice. Enos Campbell, 41 FACULTY (Elect). ROBERT MILLIGAN, A. M., President, PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL LLTERATURE, ETHICS, ETC. ROBERT RICHARDSON, A. M., Vice President, PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE. HENRY II. WHITE, A. M., PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS. JOHN HI. NEVILLE, A. M., PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT LANGUAGES. PROFESSOR OF BELLES-LETTRES, HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE. PROFESSOR OF MODERN LANGUAGES. WILLIAM C. PIPER, PRINCIPAL OF TAYLOR ACADEMY. JOSEPH B. MYERS, TUTOR.