2011 Indiana Code
TITLE 23. BUSINESS AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
ARTICLE 13. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 6. MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS BY CHURCH OR ECCLESIASTICAL BODIES

IC 23-13-6
Chapter 6. Management of Educational Institutions by Church or Ecclesiastical Bodies

IC 23-13-6-1
Election and power of governing body
Sec. 1. Any university, college, or other institution of learning organized before April 9, 1907, and existing on April 9, 1907, under special enactments of the general assembly of the state of Indiana constituting the charter of the institution, or which is organized on or after April 9, 1907, under the general laws of the state of Indiana, may provide that the board of trustees, or other governing or administrative body thereof may be elected in whole or in part by conferences, synods, presbyteries, or other church or ecclesiastical bodies; in part by graduates of such institution, and that the remainder shall be elected by the board of trustees of the institution, and define the powers of such governing or administrative body, and may further provide for such a system of holding, accounting for, and administering the funds of such institution as will divide such funds into independent classes representing endowment and general funds, with a separate custodian, manager, or treasurer of each of said funds.
(Formerly: Acts 1907, c.79, s.1.) As amended by P.L.34-1987, SEC.350.

IC 23-13-6-2
Articles of association; contents
Sec. 2. In all cases of corporations organized after April 9, 1907, desiring to accept the provisions of this chapter, the corporation shall, in its articles of association, specifically set forth the number of the trustees or other members of its governing or administrative board, the manner of their election, their powers, and the system adopted for administering their respective funds.
(Formerly: Acts 1907, c.79, s.2.) As amended by P.L.34-1987, SEC.351.

IC 23-13-6-3
Existing corporations; procedure for accepting provisions of chapter; exception
Sec. 3. All corporations created before April 9, 1907, and existing on April 9, 1907, desiring to accept the provisions of this chapter, may do so in the manner following, that is to say: The board of trustees, or the joint board of trustees and visitors, or other governing body of such institution, shall adopt a resolution specifying the number of trustees, or other officers, who shall constitute the governing body thereof, the manner of their election, their powers, and the system adopted for administering the respective funds of such institutions. After such resolution shall have been adopted by said governing body, the same shall be submitted to each conference, synod, presbytery, or other church or ecclesiastical body and society

of alumni, if any, theretofore authorized to elect any or all of the members of such governing body. Each such conference, synod, presbytery, or other church or ecclesiastical body and society of alumni, shall, by formal resolution, either confirm or reject such resolution, and shall transmit such action, certified to by the presiding officer and secretary thereof, to the president of such board of trustees or other governing body. In the event each and all of said conferences, synods, presbyteries, or other church or ecclesiastical body and society of alumni theretofore entitled to elect any of the members of such board of trustees or other governing body of such institution shall have adopted such resolution confirming the original action of such board of trustees or such joint board of trustees and visitors, or other governing body of the institution, the president thereof shall transmit to the secretary of state for the state of Indiana, a copy of the original resolutions of such board of trustees or joint board of trustees and visitors of said institution, and also a copy of the resolution adopted by each of said conferences, synods, presbyteries, or other church or ecclesiastical body and society of alumni confirming such action, if any, duly certified under his hand as such president and duly attested by the signature of the secretary of such governing body and the corporate seal of such institution attached thereto, which certificate shall also certify that no church or ecclesiastical body or society of the alumni other than those shown to have confirmed such resolution of the board of trustees or other governing body were heretofore entitled or accustomed to elect any members of such governing board. Upon the filing of such resolution with the secretary of state for the state of Indiana, it shall be taken and deemed as an amendment to and part and parcel of the charter of such institution. But said charter shall not be taken or deemed as altered or amended in any other respect than as specified in such resolution. Thereupon said secretary of state for the state of Indiana shall issue his certificate under the great seal of the state of Indiana, certifying that a copy of such resolution has been lodged in his office, and that the same constitutes such amendment to the charter of such institution. Provided, nothing in this chapter shall be construed as applying to any educational institution in this state receiving state aid.
(Formerly: Acts 1907, c.79, s.3.) As amended by P.L.34-1987, SEC.352.

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