The particular business and object of this corporation shall be to establish, endow, conduct, and maintain an institution of higher learning, to be known as “Kalamazoo college”, and affording instruction in the branches of education usually taught in colleges and universities, with special emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences. As an institution the college shall be independent in terms of governance while historically related to the American Baptist churches, U.S.A. The college shall neither compromise its autonomy, nor deny its heritage, but shall act as an autonomous community of memory which honors its church-related heritage and the values which derive from that heritage.
History: 1833 Territorial Laws, Vol. III, approved Apr. 22, 1833 ;-- CL 1948, 390.752 ;-- Am. 1955, Act 50, Imd. Eff. Apr. 29, 1955 ;-- Am. 1985, Act 203, Eff. Mar. 31, 1986
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