South Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate the Greenleaf Presbyterian Industrial Institute and Female College, of Orangeburg, S.C.

December 23, 1889

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1889, Pages 574-576.

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 Charles Herron, Jacob West, Roderick D. Terry, J. Williams Polite, W. L. Johnson, J. S. Maultrie, W. W. Murry, E. F. Aiken, H. B. Thomas, A. R. Cason, Wesley Young, J. J. Jamison, R. H. Allen, S. B. Grant, Z. Heatly, R. D. Rice, Charles Hedges, Charles H. Pool, Aaron Simmons, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, created and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Greenleaf Presbyterian Industrial Institute and Female College, of Orangeburg, South Carolina," and as such, and by the said name of "The Greenleaf Presbyterian Industrial Institute and Female College," shall be capable and liable, in law and equity, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to have and to use a common seal, and to make such by-laws and rules for the regulation and government of said institute and college as they may deem necessary: Provided, Said by-laws and rules be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of the State and United States.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power and authority to elect a Board of Trustees, and shall be authorized to appoint such officers as they may think necessary and proper for the organization and government of their own body, and also all the officers, professors, tutors and instructors of and in the said institute and college, and to remove the same at pleasure, and to exercise such general control and supervision over the officers, professors, tutors, instructors, affairs and government of said institute and college as they may deem advisable.

Sec. 3. That whenever any vacancy shall occur by death, resignation or other cause of any of the incorporators of the said institute and college, the Board of Incorporators of the said institute and college shall, by a majority of those present, at any legal meeting, elect a person or persons to fill such vacancy or vacancies.

Sec. 4. That the said incorporators and the Board of Trustees herein provided for shall have full power and authority to confer and award all such distinctions, honors, licenses and degrees as are usually conferred and awarded in colleges and industrial institutes of the United States.

Sec. 5. That the said incorporators and trustees herein shall have and hold property, both real and personal, funds, moneys, donations, legacies, devises, which may be granted, conveyed, bequeathed and devised or given to said college and institute, in trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit of the said institute and college, not exceeding the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. That the faculty shall have auxiliary power to decide all questions relative to the course of studies, discipline and government in the absence of the trustees or other officers, and that the said trustees, teachers, professors and students in attendance upon the exercises of the same are hereby declared exempt from all road and street duties.

Approved December 23d, A.D. 1889.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.



© 2016 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved