Odd Fellows' Male and Female College




An Act to incorporate the Odd Fellows' Male and Female College, located at Pittsburg, Upshur County, Texas.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the, State of Texas, That M. F. Cheney, P. O. Johnson, Rev. J. M. Greene, Rev. M. T. Arnold, and J. H. Redding, and their successors in office be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, for educational purposes, by the name and style of "Pittsburg Odd Fellows' Male and Female College ;" by which name they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and buy and sell property, real, personal and mixed, or may acquire the same by gift, bequest or otherwise; may have a common seal to authenticate their acts, for the purpose and object of maintaining an institution of learning at Pittsburg, Upshur county, Texas, under the supervision of Lodge No. 135 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, located in said town and county.

SEC. 2. That the management of said college shall be vested in the aforesaid body corporate and their successors, as a board of trustees, and they shall elect one of their number chairman of the board ; they shall also elect one treasurer and one Secretary. The chairman shall preside at the meetings of said board, but in his absence a chairman pro fam. may be appointed by said board. The treasurer shall keep a correct statement of all moneys that may come into his hands for the use of the college, and shall pay them out only on the authority of the board. The secretary shall make and keep such records as the board shall order ; and both treasurer and secretary may be removed from office by the board for cause ; and all officers elected or appointed under the provisions of this charter shall hold their offices for twelve months, if not removed as herein provided.

SEC. 3. That the board of trustees shall have full authority to make such rules, regulations and by-laws, for the government of either themselves or the college, as a majority of them may see proper to enact, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State.

SEC. 4. That the faculty shall consist of the president, professors and teachers, and shall have power to enforce all laws adopted by the board of trustees for the government of the college, by such measures as may be considered reasonable ; and shall have power to suspend any student who may knowingly violate the laws, which suspension shall last until the board of trustees can be convened, who, conjointly with the faculty, shall have power to continue or remit the suspension ; they shall also have authority to expel disorderly students.

SEC. 5. That the board of trustees, conjointly with the faculty, shall have authority to confer such degrees in the arts and sciences upon any student of the college, or other person or persons, as they may consider worthy, as are usually conferred by similar institutions, and to grant certificates thereof, signed by the faculty and trustees, and authenticated by their corporate seal.

SEC. 6. That this act take effect and be in force from. and after its passage.

Approved April 7th, 1873.

Laws Passed by the ... Legislature of the State of Texas - 1873