Section 16-60-333

Employment of military model in structure and purpose; management of library archives, etc.; student life and military regimen.

(a) The institute shall remain a military college dedicated to developing, guiding, and molding men and women of character with strong personal values. The institute shall employ a military model that is particularly adept at providing structure and developing organizational skills, time management skills, self-discipline, judgment, and leadership skills.

(b) The institute shall develop leaders for the military services and National Guard as well as civilian leaders for the State of Alabama. The development of civilian leaders shall focus on preparation to serve and lead in the government, business world, communities, medical field, law, and other essential pursuits. All cadets shall benefit from exposure to the military sciences, the arts, and proper social habits and manners. Additionally, cadets shall be subject to military discipline, guard duty, close order drill, parades, and a demanding physical regimen.

(c) Cadets shall remain under the close mentorship of faculty and former military officers who shall ensure obedience to the rules and regulations of the institute while cadets are developed in a wholistic way.

(d) All cadets shall wear the prescribed military uniform in keeping with the customs and traditions of the institute.

(e) Library archives, artifacts, and endowments shall remain with the institute and shall be managed by the board of trustees.

(f) Student life at the institute shall remain rigorous and challenging, and the virtues of whole person development shall be imbedded in the curriculum, military, and co-curricular programs. The president may impose reasonable disciplinary sanctions to include the authority to suspend, dismiss, and expel students for infractions inconsistent with good order and discipline and the values of the institute.

(g) Due to the unique and demanding requirements of the military regimen, admissions policies will be developed by the president with the counsel of the board of trustees and approved by the Chancellor.

(Act 2006-230, p. 414, §4.)