Education Law §216 gives the Board of Regents broad authority to incorporate educational institutions. Other provisions of the Education Law, and the Rules of the Board of Regents, govern the purposes, creation, regulation and dissolution of education corporations. However, the Education Law does not provide definitive statutory guidance with respect to corporate operations. That body of statutory law is found in those provisions of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law (NPCL) that are made applicable to education corporations by §216-a of the Education Law.
The sections from the Education Law and the Rules of the Board of Regents are presented below for general informational purposes as a public service. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that these sections are current, complete and accurate, the State Education Department does not warrant or represent that this information is current, complete and accurate. The statutes and rules are subject to change on a regular basis. Readers are advised to consult McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York (West Publishing Corporation) and Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (8 NYCRR), published by the Department of State, and the State Register for the official exposition of the text of these statutes and rules, as well as for amendments and any subsequent changes or revisions thereto.
Selected Sections of the Education Law
- Section 210, Sections 214-219
- Sections 220-224, Section 226
- Sections 236-237, Section 254 & Section 260
- Sections 5001-5009