Bylaws: Preamble

Preamble

These Bylaws of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT or the Institute) define the role, responsibilities, and membership of the MIT Corporation, whose members are the successors to the individuals, led by William Barton Rogers, designated as “the body corporate by the name of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology” in the legislation by which the Commonwealth of Massachusetts established MIT in 1861. These Bylaws also define the respective roles and responsibilities of the several committees of the Corporation, provide for the appointment of officers, and authorize other acts and functions to promote the responsible and efficient governance and operation of MIT.