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Title: Board of Trustees Minutes, July 10, 1805 [Containing a Resolution Establishing Student Monitors] : Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Title of collection: Records of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina (#40001), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Board of Trustees Minutes, July 10, 1805 [Containing a Resolution Establishing Student Monitors]
Author: [University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees]
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Note: Call number 40001 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Board of Trustees Minutes, July 10, 1805 [Containing a Resolution Establishing Student Monitors]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees



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...Mr. Murphey from the Committee appointed to inquire what alterations

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and amendments are necessary in the government of the University, presented the following Report, viz,
The Committee to whom was referred the subject of inquiring what alterations and amendments are necessary in the government of the University,
Report,
That they have had the said subject under their consideration, and recommend to the Board the adoption of the following Ordinance.
Be it ordained, That from and after the first day of September next, to each Class on the establishment of the University two Monitors shall be appointed by lot, from the twelve Senior Students of each Class; which Monitors, before they enter upon the duties of their office, shall in the presence of the Faculty and Students, and before some authority competent to administer an oath, take and subscribe the following Oath, viz. "I A. B. Monitor of the Senior Class (or other as the case may be) on the establishment of the University of North Carolina, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the duties of a Monitor of the Senior Class (or other as the case may be) during my continuance in office, without fear, favor or affection, to the best of my understanding — So help me God." And the said Monitors so appointed shall continue in office for the space of one month: That at the present session of the Board, the Trustees shall appoint Monitors to each class, who shall take the said Oath in the presence of the Trustees, Faculty and Students, and shall continue in Office until the said first day of September next.
Be it further ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Monitors to be appointed under this Ordinance to preserve order amongst the Students in the College, the Dining Room and elsewhere, and for this purpose they shall have full power and authority to suppress every species of irregularity; and any opposition of a Student to the authority of the Monitors when exerted in preserving the good order of the Institution, shall be considered a misdemeanor and punished by a private or public admonition, by suspension or otherwise, as the offence may deserve.
The Students of each Class shall sit at seperate tables in the dining Room; at which tables the Monitors of the respective Classes shall preside; except at the table of the Senior Class, at which the Tutor of the College with the Monitors shall preside. And the Monitors are hereby invested with full power, and it shall be their duty, to preserve proper decency and decorum among the Students at their respective tables; to permit no loud talking,

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laughing or any improper behavior: They shall not suffer any waste of the provisions furnished by the Steward; nor suffer the same to be abused at table: they shall not permit any of the provisions furnished by the Steward to be taken away from the table, without the express consent of the Steward — and in cases of misbehavior, they are hereby directed to order the Student or Students so misbehaving from table. The Monitors shall strictly watch over the conduct of the Students at all times during their continuance in office; and make report of every irregularity and impropriety of behavior to the Faculty, at the end of each week. They shall also report to the Faculty at the end of each week, all injuries which they may know of having been done to the public Buildings and property during that week, with the name or names of such persons as shall commit the same.
At the ringing of the Bell for breakfast, dinner and supper the Students shall immediately repair to the door of the Dining room, where they shall arrange themselves according to the order of their Classes, on each side of the door with their Monitors at their head; and in that order shall follow the Tutor into the room.
Be it further ordained, That each Class shall sit by itself and apart from the rest in the public Hall, at all times when they are there assembled, with their Monitors at their head; and it is injoined upon the Tutor and the Monitors to have the the formalities prescribed in this Ordinance strictly observed, and in no instance to permit the same to be departed from.
It shall be the duty of the Monitors of the Junior and Sophomore Classes, under the direction of the President of the University, and at the charge of the University, to make the proper arrangements at each and every Commencement, to put the public Hall in order for public speaking, to have candles lighted up, seats prepared and set in order for the accommodation of the Trustees, the Faculty, the Students and others.
Be it further ordained, That any Student who shall wilfully do any injury to the public Buildings in any manner whatsoever, or shall wilfully do any injury to any of the property belonging to the University, shall for the first offence be suspended from the Institution, for a time not exceeding three months; and for the second offence shall be expelled.
Be it further ordained, That the Tutor of the Preparatory School shall, by himself or his Assistant, at least three times in each and every week, visit the rooms in which the Students of the Preparatory School reside; and any Student who shall be absent from his room without sufficient excuse, shall be punished at the discretion of the President of the University and the Tutor of the Preparatory School .
Be it further ordained, That any Student in the Preparatory School , who shall wilfully do any injury to the public Buildings or any of the property

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belonging to the University shall for each and every such offence receive a punishment of not less than five nor more than ten stripes.
Submitted.
Resolved That this Board do concur with the foregoing Report, and that the Ordinance therein contained be and the same is hereby adopted.
Adjourned till tomorrow morning 5 o'clock.