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REVISED STATUTES



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REVISED STATUTES



AMENDED JANUARY 23, MARCH 6, MAY I, AND JUNE 5, 1893
APRIL 2 AND MAY 7, 1 894



NEW YORK
Printed for the College
July, 1894









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CONTENTS.



Trustees








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Standing Committees






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REVISED STATUTES .








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CHAPTER

I. — The President








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II. — The University Council
III.— The Faculties








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IV. — Officers of Administration








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V. — Foundations








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VI. — The Library
VII.— The Chapel .
VIII.— School of Arts .








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IX. — School of Law








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X. — School of Medicine








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XI.— School of Mines .








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XII. — School of Political Science








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XIII. — School of Philosophy .
XIV.— School of Pure Science








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XV.— Students








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XVI.— Fees ....








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XVII.— Fellowships .
XVIII. — Scholarships and Prizes
XIX. — Academic Costume








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XX. — Academic Calendar








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XXI. — Publications








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XXII. — Public Lectures and Meetings






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XXIII. — Amendments








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TRUSTEES.



William C. Schermerhorn.
Chairman.

John B. Pine,
Clerk.



William C. Schermerhorn.

Morgan Dix, S.T.D., D.C.L.

Stephen P. Nash, LL.D.

Joseph W. Harper.

Charles A. Silliman.

Frederick A. Schermerhorn.

Gerard Beekman.

Abram N. Littlejohn, D.D.,
LL.D. (Cantab.)

Edward Mitchell.

W. Bayard Cutting.

Talbot W. Chambers, S.T.D.

Seth Low, LL.D.



George L. Rives.

Lenox Smith.

John Crosby Brown.

Henry C. Potter, D.D.,LL.D.
(Cantab.)

William H. Draper, M.D.

Marvin R. Vincent, S.T.D.

John B. Pine.

Cornelius Vanderbilt.

George G. Wheelock, M.D.

Frederic R. Coudert, LL.D.

Hermann H. Cammann.

William G. Lathrop, Jr.



TREASURER.



John McLean Nash



67 Wall Street



STANDING COMMITTEES, 1894.



ON FINANCE.



Mr. Rives (1896), Chairman.
Mr. Brown (1895), Dr. Wheelock( 1897), Secretary

Mr. Cutting (1898), Mr. Cammann (1899).



ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.



President Low (ex-ofiicio), Chairman.
Mr. Harper (1895), Mr. Pine (1897), Secretary,

Mr. Smith (1898), Mr. Vanderbilt (1899).



ON HONORS.

Rev. Dr. Dix (1898), Chairman.
Mr. Vanderbilt (1895), Mr. Nash (1896), Secretary,

Bishop Littlejohn (1897), Dr. Wheelock (1899),

ON EDUCATION.

Mr. Nash (1896), Chairman.
Rev. Dr. Dix (1895), Mr. Pine (1895), Secretary,

Mr. F. A. Schermerhorn(i896), Mr. W. C. Schermerhorn (ex-
Mr. Coudert (1899), officio),
Dr. Draper (1899).

ON THE LIBRARY.

President Low (ex-officio), Chairman.
Bishop Potter (1895), Dr. Draper (1896),

Rev. Dr. Chambers (1897), Mr. Harper (1898),

Secretary, the Librarian.

[Note. — The date after each name indicates the expiration of term of office.]

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REVISED STATUTES.



Powers.



CHAPTER I.

THE PRESIDENT.

§ i. The President shall have charge of the educational
administration of the College, and shall be the Chairman of
the University Council, and of every Faculty established by
the Trustees. He shall preside at all Commencements, and
shall sign all diplomas for degrees duly conferred.

He shall preside at meetings of the University Council,
and of the several Faculties, and his concurrence shall be
necessary to every act of each of such bodies ; unless, after
his non-concurrence, the act or resolution shall be again
passed by a vote of two-thirds of the entire body at the
same or at the next succeeding meeting thereof.

In all cases where there shall be a non-concurrence be-
tween the President and a majority of the Council or Fac-
ulty present at the time, the names of those voting on each
side shall be entered on the minutes, and each member shall
be entitled to have entered on the minutes his reasons for
his vote.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the President to take charge Duties,
and have care of the College generally, of its buildings, of
its grounds adjacent thereto, and of its movable property
upon the same ;

To call meetings of the University Council, and of the
several Faculties, and to give such directions and perform
such acts as shall, in his judgment, promote the interests of
the College, so that they do not contravene the Charter, the
Statutes, or the resolutions of the Trustees, or of the Council
or Faculties ;

To report to the Trustees annually, on the first Monday
in October, and as occasion shall require, the condition and
needs of the College ;

To administer discipline in the case of a violation by a



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THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL,



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student of any rule or regulation other than those adopted
by a Faculty*.

3 In the absence or disability of the President, pending
action by the Trustees, the Dean who has been longest
in office, who shall be in the regular performance of his
duties, shall perform the duties and exercise the authority
of the President ; provided that when two or more Deans
have served an equal length of time in such office, such
powers and duties shall devolve upon that one of them
who has been longest in the sen-ice of the College.

? 4. In the case of professors absent on leave, the Presi-
dent shall have power to make such temporary arrange-
ments for the work of the College as he may deem proper,
provided that no expenditure shall be incurred beyond the
limit of half-pay waived in each case by the absent profes-
sor, and provided, further, that no part of such funds shall be
used to give additional pay to any one already in the service
of the College. The President shall report the details of
every such arrangement at the next meeting of the Trustees.
The President shall also have power to grant leave of ab-
sence for reasonable cause, and for such length of time as he
shall judge the occasion may require. Such leave of absence
shall be entered upon the minutes of the appropriate Faculty.

5 The President shall have power, when the require-
ments of the Statutes have been satisfactorily fulfilled, to
confer degrees as follows :

a. The degree of Bachelor of Arts, upon the recom-
mendation of the Faculty of Arts :

b. The professional and technical degrees of Bachelor of
Laws, upon the recommendation of the Faculty- of Law ;
Doctor of Medicine, upon the recommendation of the
Faculty of Medicine ; and Bachelor of Science, Engineer of
Mines. Civil Engineer, Metallurgical Engineer, Electrical
Engineer, and Sanitary Engineer, upon the recommendation
of the Faculty of the School of Mines : and *

c. The degrees of Master of Arts. Master of Laws, and
Doctor of Philosophy, upon the recommendation of the
University Council.*

CHAPTER II.

THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL.

constitutioa. § i. The University Council shall consist of the President,
the Deans of the several University Faculties, and of a repre-

* As amended June 5, 1 3c



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THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL.



sentative chosen from and by each such Faculty for the term constitution
of three years (who shall be eligible for re-election), and of
the Dean and Secretary of the School of Arts, ex officio.

The term '* University Faculties " shall be deemed to
include all the Faculties, except the Faculty of Arts.

2. The Council (subject to the reserved power of con- p ' "
trol by the Trustees) shall have power, and it shall be its
duty, in all matters not referred by statute to the President
or the several Faculties :

To fix and determine the conditions upon which the
degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Laws, and Doctor of
Philosophy shall be conferred, and to recommend candi-
dates for such degrees : *

To secure the correlation of courses offered by the several
University Faculties, with a view to increasing the efficiency
and enlarging the range of university work : to encourage
original research: to adjust all questions involving more
than one Faculty ;

To make such recommendations, both to the Trustees
and to the several Faculties, concerning the educational
administration of the university as may seem to it proper,
and to advise the President upon such matters as he may
bring before it ;

To prescribe the form of the Commencement exercises
and to select the speakers ;

To appoint all Fellows and to make rules for their gov-
ernment, subject to such restrictions as may be prescribed
by the Statutes or by the terms upon which the several
Fellowships are established.

§ 5. No exercise of the powers conferred upon the Coun-
cil, which involves a change in the educational policy of the
College in respect to the requirements of admission, the
course of study, or the conditions of graduation, shall take
effect until the same shall have been submitted to the
Trustees at one meeting, and another meeting of the
Trustees shall have been held subsequent to that at which
it was submitted.

§ 4. The Council may invite a representative of the
Faculties of the General Protestant Episcopal and of the
Union Theological Seminaries, respectively, to sit with it,
with power to advise only.

The Council shall meet at least once a month during
the academic year, and special meetings shall be held on the
call of the President. In the absence of the President the
Council shall elect a temporary Chairman.

* As amended June 5. 1S93.



Limitation
of Powers.



Representa-
tion of
Seminaries.



Meetings.
Chairman.



IO THE FACULTIES.

secretary. § 6. The Council shall elect a Secretary, who shall perform
the usual duties of a recording officer, issue notices of meet-
ings, and perform such other duties as shall be assigned to
him by the President or Council.



CHAPTER III.

THE FACULTIES.

Powers. | i. The several Faculties (subject to the reserved power
of control by the Trustees and the provisions of the Statutes)
shall have power and it shall be their duty, in their respec-
tive Schools :

To fix the requirements of admission, the course of study,
and the conditions of graduation ;

To establish rules for ascertaining the proficiency of stu-
dents, and for the assignment of honors ;

To establish the rules of conduct to be observed by the
students ;

To fix the times of examinations other than the entrance
and final examinations ;

To prepare and publish from time to time a statement of
the course of study, specifying the studies to be pursued in
each year, and in each of the departments of instruction ;

To make all such regulations of their own proceedings,
and for the better government of their respective Schools,
as shall not contravene the Charter of the College, the
Statutes, or any resolution of the Trustees or Council.
Limitation g 2. No exercise of the powers conferred on any of the
Faculties, which involves a change in the educational policy
of the College in respect to the requirements of admission,
the course of study, or the conditions of graduation, shall
take effect until the same shall have been submitted to the
Trustees at one meeting, and another meeting shall have
been held subsequent to that at which it was submitted.

§ 3. Each Faculty shall elect from among its own mem-
bers a Dean, who shall hold office for a term of five years,
and who shall be eligible for re-election, but he shall receive
no additional compensation for his services in such office.
The Dean shall be the executive officer of the Faculty, and
it shall be his duty to report to the President annually, and
as occasion shall require, the conditions and needs of the
departments included in such Faculty. It shall also be his
duty to enforce its rules and regulations and those of the



of Powers.



THE FACULTIES.



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Secretaries.



Meetings.



Trustees and Council so far as they relate to the Faculty Deans,
represented by him. In the absence of the President the
Dean shall preside at meetings of the Faculty. In the ab-
sence of the Dean the Faculty may elect an acting Dean,
who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the
Dean. Nothing herein contained shall affect the compensa-
tion or term of office of any person now holding the office
of Dean.

§ 4. The Dean of each Faculty shall, with the approval of Discipline,
the President, administer discipline in the case of violation
by a student of the rules and regulations of such Faculty.

§ 5. Each Faculty shall elect a Secretary, who shall per-
form the usual duties of a recording officer, shall issue
notices of meetings, and shall perform such other duties as
may be assigned to him by the President or the Dean of
his Faculty. The Secretary shall receive no additional
compensation for his services in such office. Nothing
herein contained shall affect the term of office or compensa-
tion of any person now holding the office of Secretary.

§ 6. Each Faculty shall meet at least once a month dur-
ing the academic year, and special meetings shall be held
on the call of the President, or, in his absence, of the
Dean.

^ 7. Each Faculty shall keep a book of minutes of its pro-
ceedings, which shall be submitted by the President at meet-
ings of the Trustees.

§ 8. The Faculty of any School may invite other officers
of instruction in the university to take part in their delib-
erations, but only the professors and adjunct professors
who are members of such Faculty shall have the right to
vote.

§9. At each meeting of the several Faculties, the Presi-
dent, or, in his absence, the acting chairman shall read, for
the information of the Faculty, so much of the printed
summary of resolutions adopted by the Trustees at their
last preceding meeting as he may deem material.

§ 10. Officers of instruction shall be required to be in at-
tendance at the College during the academic year, unless
excused by the President or absent on leave.

§ 11. Appointments of all officers of instruction, other
than professors and adjunct professors, shall be made by the
Faculties severally of the Schools in which such officers are
to serve, subject to confirmation by the Trustees. The
number of such officers and the amount of their compensa-
tion shall be determined in advance by the Trustees.



Right to
Vote.



Resolutions
of the
Trustees.



Attendance.



Appoint-
ments.



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THE FACULTIES.



Grades of
Office.



Precedence.
Salaries.



Payment of
Salaries.



Other Em-
ployment.



Barnard
College.



Leave of
Absence.



Emeritus
Professors.



§ 12. The following grades of office shall be recognized in
all appointments as ranking relatively to each other in the
following order: professor, adjunct professor, instructor,
tutor, assistant. Lecturers and curators may also be ap-
pointed. A lecturer is an officer whose connection with the
College is temporary, or whose service is not continuous.
A curator is an officer having charge of collections. Nothing
herein contained shall be construed to apply to the offices
of prize lecturer in the School of Law or in the School of
Political Science.

§ 13. The professors in the several Faculties shall take
precedence according to the dates of their appointments.

§ 14. The salaries of the following named officers shall
atttach to the grade, and shall be as follows :

a. The salary of every instructor when first appointed
shall be sixteen hundred dollars a year, with an annual in-
crease of one hundred dollars, up to two thousand dollars.

b. The salary of every tutor when first appointed shall be
one thousand dollars a year, with an annual increase of one
hundred dollars, up to fifteen hundred dollars.

c. The salary of every assistant shall be five hundred
dollars.

§15. Payments of salaries shall be made quarterly, on
the 30th of September, 31st of December, 31st of March,
and 30th of June (which are hereby designated as the
" usual quarter-days"), in each case to date, and at no other
times.

§ 16. No officer of instruction shall be employed in any
occupation which interferes with the thorough, efficient, and
earnest performance of the duties of his office.

§17. Professors and others in the service of the College
may lecture or teach in Barnard College with the consent of
the President, and not otherwise.

§ 18. Each professor shall be entitled once in every seven
years to a year's leave of absence on half-pay, such year to
count as a year of service to the College, provided, however,
that not more than four professors shall be absent at any
one time, and that the President shall adjust such leaves of
absence.

§ 19. Any professor who has been fifteen successive years
or upwards in the service of the College, and who is also
sixty-five years of age, or over, may at his own request,
signified to the President in writing, or upon the motion of
the Trustees, be made an emeritus professor on half-pay
from the beginning of the next succeeding fiscal year.



FOUNDATIONS.



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§ 20. Emeritus professors shall have no stated duties, Emeritus
but their names shall be included in the printed lists of the
Faculties, and they shall be officially invited to attend all
public exercises and Commencements.



CHAPTER IV.

OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION.

§ I. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent, under the superintend-
direction of the President, to take charge of the boiler house and Grounds,
and of the heating, ventilating, and lighting apparatus ; to
employ, control, and discharge all persons employed in and
about the said boiler house and apparatus, and all janitors,
watchmen, and other subordinates and servants ; and he
shall have care of the College grounds and buildings and of
the furniture and fixtures therein, and shall see that the
same are kept in good and proper order and in sufficient
repair, and shall perform such other duties as may from
time to time be designated by the President.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the President's Secretary to
perform such duties as may be designated by the President.

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the Registrars of the several
Schools, respectively, to take charge of the office-work and
perform such clerical duties as may be designated by
the President or by the Deans of the several Schools,
respectively.

CHAPTER V.



President's
Secretary.

Registrars.



FOUNDATIONS.

§ I. A Scholarship may be founded in any School by the scholarships,
payment to the Treasurer of the College of not less than
three thousand dollars, and the person founding the same,
his representatives and assigns, shall be entitled to have
always one student educated in such School free of all
charges for tuition. The Scholarship shall bear such title
as the founder may designate, subject to the approval of
the Trustees.

§ 2. A Fellowship may be founded by the payment to Fellowships,
the Treasurer of the College of not less than ten thousand
dollars for the encouragement of advanced study and original
research in such subject or subjects, and bearing such title
as the founder may designate, subject to the approval of the
Trustees.



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Professor- § 3. A Professorship may be founded by the payment to

ips " the Treasurer of the College of not less than one hundred

thousand dollars to provide instruction in such subject, and

bearing such title as the founder may designate, subject to

the approval of the Trustees.

CHAPTER VI.

THE LIBRARY.

Librarian. § I. The Librarian shall be the executive officer of the
Library, under the direction of the President, and it shall
be his duty to see that the Statutes and all resolutions,
rules, and regulations relating to the Library are properly
enforced. He shall be the custodian of the property of
the Library, and of its files, records, books, and papers,
and shall have the general charge and control of the Library
and the rooms containing it, and also of the expenditures of
all moneys appropriated by the Trustees for the purchase of
books and supplies therefor ; he shall appoint all needed
assistants and subordinate officers, and fix their titles, duties,
and compensations, provided that the total amount shall not
exceed the appropriation of the Trustees for that purpose ; he
shall make and enforce by suitable penalties any needed rules
and regulations relating to the Library, its readers, officers,
or servants. All bills on account of the Library, for books,
periodicals, binding, administration, or other expenses, shall
be examined and certified by the Librarian, or, in his absence,
by the deputy duly appointed, and shall be countersigned
by the President, before being paid.
Books how | 2. All books, maps, charts, and other printed matter
and cata- heretofore or hereafter purchased for the use of any depart-
logued. ment s hall be deemed to be a part of the Library, and shall
be stamped and catalogued as such, and such books shall
be kept in the Library when not required in the respective
departments for special uses ; and their presence shall be
periodically verified and their condition inspected by the
Librarian or one of his assistants. Such books shall be pur-
chased by the Librarian and paid for out of the general book
fund, except that books may be purchased by the head of a
department and charged to the appropriation of that depart-
ment, such purchase having first been approved by the
President.
L Books! § 3- Books shall not be loaned except in conformity with



THE CHAPEL.



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Gifts.



regulations prescribed by the Committee of the Trustees on Loan of

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the Library. official

§ 4. No less than three copies of all reports and other Repots
matter printed by authority of the Trustees, except such as
may be printed for their exclusive use, shall be deposited in
the Library.

§ 5. All gifts of money to the Library shall be paid to the
Treasurer, who shall disburse the same, subject to the ap-
proval of the President, for the purpose, if any, specified
by the donor, without special vote or appropriation ; and
such gifts made without condition shall be used for
buying books, which shall be marked with the donor's
name.

§ 6. A copy of every thesis, essay, oration, or other
written matter which shall be delivered at Commencement,
or upon which any prize or degree shall be awarded, shall
be deposited in the Library in printed or written form suit-
able for binding.



Theses and
Essays.



CHAPTER VII.



THE CHAPEL.



§ I. Attendance upon the Chapel services shall be Attendance,
voluntary, but all persons connected with the College,
whether as officers or students, shall be invited to take part
in such services.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the President to make suitable chaplains,
arrangements for the conduct of the Chapel services with
such clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church as he
may think proper.

CHAPTER VIII.

SCHOOL OF ARTS.



§ I. The Faculty of Arts shall consist of the President Faculty,
and the heads of the departments of Astronomy, Biology,
Botany, Chemistry, English Language and Literature, Geol-
ogy, German, Greek, History, Latin, Literature, Mathematics,
Mechanics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Economy, Rhetoric,
and Romance Languages, together with such other Profes-
sors as shall give instruction to the Freshman, Sophomore,
or Junior Classes.

§ 2. No student shall be admitted to the Freshman Class, Admission.



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SCHOOL OF ARTS.



Certificate
of Character,



Classes.



Degree.



Alumni
Prize.



Admission, at its formation, unless he shall have attained the age of
fifteen years ; nor to a more advanced standing without a
corresponding increase of age ; but this rule may be dis-
pensed with, when, in the opinion of the Dean, there are
sufficient reasons to justify its relaxation.

§ 3. Every candidate for admission shall be required to
present, before examination, a certificate of good moral
character from his last teacher, or from some citizen in good
standing ; and students from other colleges shall be required
to bring certificates from such colleges of honorable dis-
charge.

§ 4. There shall be four classes of students, to be desig-
nated respectively as the Freshman Class, the Sophomore
Class, the Junior Class, and the Senior Class. The course of
study of each of these classes shall occupy a year, and the
entire course four years.

§ 5. Every student who shall have completed the entire
course of four years, and shall have passed satisfactorily all
the examinations required of him, shall be qualified to re-
ceive the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

§ 6. A prize to be known as the " Alumni Prize," of fifty


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