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An Act to Amend Chapter XX of the General Statutes, Entitled "Of the University of South Carolina.

December 22, 1887

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1887, Pages 803-806.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Section 1027, in Chapter XX, of General Statutes, entitled "Of the University of South Carolina," be stricken out and the folowing be inserted:

"Sec. 1027. That the University of South Carolina shall consist of the following departments, to be established exclusively for white students in the city of Columbia by the Board of Trustees, to wit: A post graduate department or a University Department proper: a College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts; a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; a College of Pharmacy; a Normal School, and a School of Law, with such other colleges and schools to be established from time to time as to the Trustees may seem advisable, and as the funds at command may warrant. The colleges and schools of the University to be organized, each as the Board may deem proper, by establishing such chairs therein as to the said Board may seem advisable, and by the election for each of a competent number of Professors, assistants and tutors, with such salaries as the Board may determine, with a presiding officer over all, to be styled the President of the University of South Carolina, who shall be assigned to such duty and work as in the judgment of the Board may be most advantageous, with compensation to be fixed by the Board.

"That in the University at Columbia tuition shall be not less than $40 per annum, for one or all of the colleges and schools in Columbia, subject, however, to the Act, approved 24th December, 1886, entitled "An Act to repeal Section 1040 and to amend Section 1042, Chapter XX, of the General Statutes, entitled 'Of the University of South Carolina' in reference to exemption from tuition. Said tuition fees to be paid into the treasury of the University, to be used by the Board in support of said colleges and schools as their necessities may demand.

"That the colleges and schools of the University in Columbia be maintained by annual appropriations and tuition and other annual fees, and by one-half of the annual interest of the Land Scrip stock issued by the State in the name of the Board of Trustees, which interest shall be applied to the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, with such portion of other funds as may be necessary. And the Claflin College at Orangeburg, exclusively for colored students, shall be maintained by one-half of the annual interest of said agricultural fund and by such appropriations as the Legislature may provide for said College. And further, that Claflin College at Orangeburg shall constitute
a branch of said University.

"The said University shall be under the control and management of the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina now in office and their successors elected according to law.

"The South Carolina Military Academy in Charleston, exclusively for whites, shall be a branch of the University of South Carolina, and shall be subject to the sole control and management of its Board of Visitors.

That Section 1028, General Statutes, be amended by inserting after the word "being" and before the word "and" in the fourth line of said Section the words "the members of the Board of Agriculture," so that said Section as amended shall read as follows:

"Section 1028. The Board of Trustees shall consist of the Governor of the State for the time being, the Justices of the Supreme Court, and the State Superintendent of Education, the Chairman of the Committees of Education of the Senate and House of Representatives for the time being, the members of the Board of Agriculture, and seven persons to be elected on the joint vote of the General Assembly, who shall hold their office for a term of four years and until their successors shall be appointed, no one of whom shall be in any other manner connected with the University."

That Section 1033, General Statutes, be amended by striking out the words "or of either branch thereof" in the last line. That Section 1035 be stricken out and the following inserted in lieu thereof, so that it shall read: "It shall be in the power only of a quorum of the Trustees at a stated meeting to expel a student of the University."

That Section 1037 be amended by striking out the words "each College" in the second line and "College" in the third line, and substituting therefor in the second line "the University " and in the third line "University," so that it shall read as follows: "The Board of Trustees shall take care that one of the Professors elected by them in the University shall be a minister of the Gospel, who shall be charged with the duties of Chaplain to the University, under such additional salary as may be fixed by the Board."

That Section 1039 be amended by striking out the word "College" in the first line and substituting the word "University," so that it shall read: "The Board of Trustees shall appoint a Librarian for such University, who shall perform such other duties and receive such salary or compensation as the Board may prescribe."

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the assent of the Legislature of the State of South Carolina to the purposes of the grant of fifteen thousand dollars to each of the States and Territories by the Congress of the United States according to the terms of "An Act to establish Agricultural Experiment Stations in connection with the Colleges established in the several States under the provisions of an Act approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the Act supplementary thereto," approved March 2d, 1887, is hereby expressly declared, and the grant is accepted according to the terms of said Act. And it is further enacted, That the grant under the provisions of said Act of 1887 is hereby vested until the further action of the General Assembly in the Board of Trustees of the University of the State of South Carolina. And an "Agricultural Experiment Station" shall be established in connection with and under the direction of said College, to be supported by said grant according to the provisions of said Act.

Sec. 3. That Sections 1034, 1041 and 1043 and all other Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and they are hereby, repealed.

In the Senate House, the twenty-second day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.

William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 22d, A.D. 1887.
John P. Richardson, Governor.



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