State Laws

Chapter 3. Board of Trustees, IC 21-20-3

The following state laws apply to the election of the Board of Trustees. For more information, visit the Indiana State Code page on the Board of Trustees website.

IC 21-20-3-1. The name of the board of trustees of Indiana University is "the trustees of Indiana University."

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-2. The board of trustees has nine (9) members.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-3. This section does not apply to the student trustee appointed to the board of trustees. Not more than:

  1. one (1) of the trustees elected to the board of trustees; and
  2. two (2) of the trustees appointed to the board of trustees may reside in the same county.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-4.

(a) Three (3) members of the board of trustees shall be elected by the alumni of Indiana University under this chapter. In the year in which the term of any member of the board of trustees elected by the alumni expires, a successor to the trustee shall be elected by the alumni of Indiana University, to serve for a term of three (3) years beginning July 1 next succeeding the election.

(b) When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board of trustees who are elected by the alumni, because of death, resignation, or any other reason, the vacancy shall be filled by selection by the Indiana University alumni association executive council, for the unexpired term.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-3-5. The members of the board of trustees who are elected by the alumni of Indiana University must be alumni of Indiana University.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-6. The alumni of Indiana University consist of those persons who have been awarded a degree by the board of trustees of Indiana University as recommended by the faculty.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-3-7.

(a) Any one hundred (100) or more alumni of Indiana University may file with the librarian of Indiana University on or before April 1 in each year a written nomination for a trustee to be elected by the alumni at the next election.

(b) After April 1, but not later than June 1, a list of all candidates nominated under this section shall be mailed by the librarian to each alumnus at the alumnus's address.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-8. The election of members of the board of trustees shall be held at Indiana University on the secular day immediately preceding July 1. At that time trustees shall be elected to:

  1. serve for a term of three (3) years from July 1 next succeeding the trustee's election; and
  2. complete any unexpired term or terms.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-3-9. The university librarian shall conduct the elections to select the three (3) alumni members of the board of trustees. All alumni (as described in section 6 of this chapter) are eligible to participate in the election either by electronic or printed ballot, and each eligible individual may cast only one (1) vote. A request for a printed ballot must be made in writing to the university librarian not later than May 1 of an election year. The university librarian may adopt rules and regulations as necessary to carry out this section.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-3-10. The person receiving the greatest number of votes cast shall be declared the elected trustee. If two (2) or more persons receive an equal and the greatest number of votes cast, the librarian shall cast lots to determine which of the persons shall be declared the elected trustee.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-11. The term of an elected trustee expires July 1 of the year in which the terms are to end.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-12.

(a) The governor shall appoint five (5) members of the board of trustees for terms of three (3) years.

(b) Whenever a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board of trustees who are appointed by the governor because of death or resignation, or for any other reason, the vacancy shall be filled by an appointment of the governor for the unexpired term.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-3-13. The governor shall appoint to the board of trustees a member who must be a full- time student of Indiana University during the two (2) year tenure of the appointment.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-14.

(a) To aid the governor in the selection of the student member, a search and screen committee is created consisting of:

  1. one (1) representative of the governor; and
  2. at least four (4) students chosen by the elected student government representatives of the student body, including at least one (1) student from each campus of the university, main and regional.

(b) The search and screen committee shall establish the mode and criteria to be used in the selection of student nominees to serve on the board of trustees.

(c) The search and screen committee shall submit a list of at least ten (10) names to the governor for consideration.

(d) The governor shall select one (1) of these names for appointment as a trustee of the university in accordance with this chapter.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.

IC 21-20-3-15. The board of trustees shall declare vacant the seat of any trustee who is:

  1. absent without sufficient excuse from two (2) successive meetings of the board of trustees; or
  2. guilty of any gross immorality or breach of the bylaws of the trustees of Indiana University.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-3-16.

Repealed

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Repealed by P.L.29-2012, SEC.10. [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-4-5.

The secretary of the board of trustees shall:

  1. keep a true record of the proceedings of the board of trustees; and
  2. certify copies of the record of the proceedings of the board of trustees.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Amended by P.L.3-2008, SEC.135. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].

IC 21-20-5-1.

The board of trustees shall hold meetings at the dates, times, and places upon which the board of trustees agrees.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261. Is amended to read as follows [effective July 1, 2012].