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$ 3751c. Existing corporations may avail themselves of

provisions of act; how-Copy of acceptance of

provision to be filed with secretary of state. Any corporation formed for the promotion of academic, collegiate or university education, under religious influences, which has been incorporated under the laws of this state, whether by special act of the legislature or otherwise, may avail itself of the provisions of the preceding section, as a part of its articles or certificate of incorporation, and may confer on any ecclesiastical body of such religious sect, association or denomination, as it is now, or proposes to be connected with, whether the same be a conference, association, presbytery, synod, general assembly, convocation or otherwise, any or all of the rights, powers or privileges provided by the preceding section to be conferred on corporations hereafter organized, and may accept the provisions of such preceding section by a vote of the majority of the trustees of such corporation at any regular meeting; and when so accepted, a copy of said acceptance, certified by the secretary or clerk of its board of trustees or directors, shall be sent to the ecclesiastical body with which it is now or proposes to be connected; if such ecclesiastical body agree to accept the powers proposed to be conferred upon it, it shall certify its approval upon such certified copy sent to it, and the same shall thereupon be filed in the office of the secretary of state; and, when so filed, the same shall become and be a part of the charter of said corporation; and said ecclesiastical body of such religious sect, association or denomination, whether the same be a conference, association, presbytery, synod, general assembly, convocation or otherwise, shall possess and exercise all the rights and powers so set forth in said articles or certificate of corporation. 94 O. L. 331.

$ 3752. Classes and election of trustees-Term-Vacan

cies-Increase After such acceptance, the board shall certify the same to the patronizing conference or other religious body having the right to elect or appoint trustees or such university or other institution of learning, at the next meeting of such conference or other religious body; and thereafter the board shall consist of twentyone trustees elected or appointed, and the president of such university or other institution of learning, who shall be ex-officio a member of the board; such elected or appointed trustees shall be divided into three classes, of seven members each. At the first election or appointment after such acceptance, one of such classes shall be elected or appointed for one year, one for two years and one for three years, and in all subsequent elections or appointments each of the classes of trustees shall be elected or appointed for three years, but no term of office of any such trustee shall expire durirg any meeting of the board which does not continue more than two weeks. Ten members of the board shall constitute a quorum, and all vacancies which occur in any class of trustees otherwise than by expiration of the term of office, shall be filled only for the remainder of the term; provided, that any such university or other institution of learning, having heretofore accepted the provisions of original sections thirty-seven hundred and fifty-one and thirty-seven hundred and fifty-two may increase its board of trustees by electing or appointing two additional members in each of the classes of trustees herein provided for. 85

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$ 3753. Assessments may be made against stockholders

The proportion that each stockholder of any college, academiy, university, seminary, or other institution for the promotion of education, shall be required to pay to meet the debts and liabilities of the corporation, may be determined and collected in the manner provided by the three succeeding sections. 58 v. 20, $ 1; S. & S. 108.

$ 3754. Meeting of the stockholders and notice thereof

The trustees of any such corporation desiring to avail themselves of such provisions shall call a meeting of the stockholders for the purpose of determining what amount of the indebtedness of the corporation shall be paid by each stockholder; and they shall give thirty days' notice to the stockholders, in writing, or by publication in some newspaper of general circulation in the county where the corporation is iocated, of the time, place and purpose of the meeting, at which the trustees shall submit a detailed statement showing the assets and indebtedness of the corporation. 58 v. 20, SS 2, 3; S. & S. 108.

$ 3755. Meeting may fix amount of assessment

A majority in interest of the stockholders present at such meeting may determine what amount of the indebtedness of the corporation shall be paid by each stockholder, and fix the time or times, and the mode, for the payment of the amount of money assessed against each stockholder; but these provisions shall not interfere with or abridge the right of any creditor of the corporation to institute any proceedings authorized by law to enforce the liability of stockholders. 58 v. 20, $ 4; S. & S. 108.

$ 3756. How much may be assessed, etc.

The assessment shall be pro rata upon the stock subscribed or otherwise acquired by each stockholder, and in no case shall exceed the amount for which each stockholder is or may be liable by law; and a stockholder who fails to pay, as required by the assessment, the amount so assessed against him, shall be liable in a civil action, to be brought in the name of the corporation, for the recovery thereof, as in other cases of indebtedness. •58 v. 20, SS 5, 6; S. & S. 108, 109.

$ 3757. The board of military academies—How consti.

tuted, etc.The academic board of an institution incorporated for military and polytechnical education shall consist of the superintendent of the institution, the commandant of cadets, and the professors, and may make and enforce rules and regulations for the government of cadets; but such rules and regulations must be first submitted to and approved by the governor of the state. 64 V. 239, SS 1, 2; S. & S. 109.

$ 3758. Board of visitors-How constituted

The board of visitors of such institution shall consist of the governor, who shall be ex officio a member and the president of the board, of two other persons to be named by the governor, and such other persons as the superintendent of the institution may appoint. 64 v. 239, $ 3; S. & S. 110.

§ 3759. Duties of board of visitors

The board of visitors shall meet annually at the institution, on the first day of the annual commencement exercises, and examine into the condition of the classes, quarters, and commons, and the discipline, drill, records of standing in study, and conduct of the cadets, and siiall report on the same to the legislature at its next annual session; but the board of visitors, or any member thereof, may visit and inspect the institution at any time. 64 v. 239, $ 3; S. & S. 110.

$ 3760. How the term of office of trustees and visitors

may be fixedAt a regular meeting for the election of directors or trustees of any college or other institution of learning, the authorized voters may determine, by vote, whether the election of directors or trustees shall be held annually, if the term of their election is for a longer period than one year, and also what proportion of the entire board shall be elected annually; at the first election held under the provisions of this section the voters shall designate upon their ballots who shall serve for one year, who for two years, and who for three years; and vacancies caused by expiration of term of office shall be filled by election annually thereafter. 70 v. 125, § 1.

$ 3761. Certain corporations may change location

The trustees of colleges and other institutions of learning not endowed by voluntary contributions, which have been established under special acts of incorporation, and which by the provisions of such acts are located at particular places, may change the location thereof to such other places as they may deem proper, and erect and maintain academies and other schools auxiliary thereto. 70 v. 248, S 1.

$ 3762. Sale and distribution of the property of certain

corporationsThe trustees of any university, college, or other institution of learning, incorporated by the authority of this state under special charter, owned in shares or stock subscribed or taken, may dispose of its property at public sale, upon such terms as to payment as the stockholders thereof, by a vote of three-fourths of the shares of stock in the institution, may direct, and give public notice of the same, by publication for six consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the county where the institution is located, if one is published therein, and if not, then in some newspaper published in this state, and of general circulation in such county, which notice shall contain a full statement of the terms, time and place of sale, and the action of the trustees as aforesaid; and the trustees may close up the corporate existence of such institution, and make an equitable division and distribution of the proceeds of the sale among all the holders of shares or stock, after the payment of the just debts of the corporation. 67 v. 24, § 1.

$ 3762a.

Certain colleges whose articles of incorporation

are not on file may file same and amendThe trustees of any university, college, or institution of learning incorporated by the authority of this state, or under the general corporation laws thereof, owned in shares of stock subscribed and paid up in full, by a majority of the owners of such stock, for the sole purpose of promoting education, religion, and morality, or the fine arts, exclusively among males or females, may, on the written petition of the owners of a majority of such stock filed before them, or on the vote of the owners of the majority of such shares of paid up stock at any general meeting of the stockholders called for such purpose, after thirty days' notice published in some newspaper published and of general circulation in the county, by the board of trustees, may change the name and enlarge the purposes and objects of any such university, college or institution, by amendments to its charter, approved by the owners of the majority of such stock for the change of the name and the enlargement of the purpose and object of such university, college, or institution of learning, so that all the educational rights and privileges thereof may be bestowed in the coequal and co-ordinate education of both sexes. When such amendment is adopted and the original articles of incorporation of said corporation have not been filed and recorded in the office of the secretary of state, a copy of such amendment and a copy of the original articles of incorporation of said corporation, with a certificate to each of them thereto affixed, signed by the president and secretary of said corporation, and sealed with the corporate seal, if any there be, stating the fact and date of the adoption of such amendment, and that such copy of said amendment and that such copy of said original articles of incorporation of said corporation are and is a true copy of the originals, shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state, and when so recorded, and not until then, said amendment shall become and be in law the sole articles of incorporation of said corporation; and

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