A.2 Power of the Board

WHEREAS, the University of Southern California, like other independent and private universities, is financed primarily by charitable contributions and grants as well as by tuition, fees and contracts; and

WHEREAS, as a private institution, the university admits students selectively and students who elect this university recognize that their admission and continuance is in the nature of a privilege and not a right; and

WHEREAS, the powers of this corporation are exercised, its property controlled and its affairs conducted by this Board of Trustees, pursuant to the laws of the State of California, the Articles of Incorporation of the University and the by-laws of the university;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees, acting through its officers, has both the right and responsibility to and hereby does affirm its final authority over the on-going institution, and nothing in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities or any other policy pertaining to any subject promulgated by this board shall be construed as in any way abridging the basic powers, rights and responsibilities of this board.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees