REGVLA COLLEGII AVGVSTALIS
I. The Collegium Augustale, also known as the Imperial College, is established by these bylaws for the following purposes:
A. The restauration of the Imperial Cult;
B. The establishment of a priesthood to serve the imperial Divi for the greater good of the Republic and its citizens;
C. Educating people on the Imperial Cult and its history.
II. All Roman citizens are able to become members of the Imperial College.
III. These shall be the degrees of membership in the Imperial College:
A. A lay member shall be simply called a member or socius and has no voting rights inside the Collegium;
B. A sacerdos shall be a member invested into the sacerdotium of a divus by the Flamen of that divus. The collective of the sacerdos of that divus will have the right to suggest a replacement to the flamen of that god to the Flamines Augustorum if they so desire.
C. A Flamen shall be the leader of the cult of a given divus and shall have voting power in the Imperial College. Flamines shall be selected through co-option by the other Flamines, after being counciled by the Sacerdotes of the divus in question.
D. Other special degrees may be created by the Imperial College as needed.
IV. Each Degree is for life, unless a member rises from a lower degree to a higher.
V. The Imperial College shall be coordinated collegially by the Flamines Augustorum. Until the appointment of an Augustus, the college meetings shall be headed rotationally by the Flamines, by time of service in the Flaminatus. If two Flamines have served for the same amount of time, the Flamen with the lowest Citizen ID Number shall take precedence.
VI. The Flamines together have legislative authority.
VII. The Flamines shall have as duties:
A. The maintenance of the cult of their individual Divus;
B. The teaching of their Divus to others;
C. Collegially, the maintenance of the Imperial Cult as a whole;
D. Collegially, the mainenance of the Imperial Calendar;
E. Collegially, declare who are the Divi followed by the College.
VIII. If there are no active Flamines, the Sacerdotes of each Divus of the college may elect one of their numbers to serve as Flamen of said Divus. If there are no active Flamines or Sacerdotes, the lay members of the College may elect Flamines to serve the Divi of the College. If there are no active members of the College, the Praetores of the Roman Republic may appoint the new Flamines of the College.
IX. If the Imperial College finds it appropriate, it may appoint a member of the College to the post of Augustus. This post would have no correlation with the political post of antiquity, but only to its spiritual aspect as the embodiment of the Imperial Cult and would have a lifelong mandate. The Augustus would absorb the Flamines' duty to maintain the Imperial Calendar.
X. The Augustus would also be responsible for:
A. Representing the Imperial Cult wherever he was;
B. Serving the Divi as a whole;
C. Being an example of Roman Virtue and propriety for all other Romans;
D. Heading the meetings of the Imperial College;
E. Serving the Genius Populi Romani.
XI. The Augustus may choose a second in command to help him in his duties. This second in command would be titled Caesar. The Caesar will serve until renouncing or being removed by the Augustus or the Imperial College. The Caesar does not automatically succeed the Augustus in the time of his death, removal or resignation, but must be voted as such by the Imperial College. The Imperial College shall consider the Caesar as a candidate before considering other candidates officially.
XII. The Augustus or the Caesar may be stripped of their ranks by an extraordinary majority (two-thirds) of the voting members.
DE FASTIS AVGVSTIS
XIII. The Fasti Augusti, also known as the Imperial Calendar, will contain as sacred days of worship:
A. The birthday and day of death for each individual Divus;
B. Festive days of importance to the life of the Divus in question;
C. The Black Days in which cult is forbidden.
XIV. Any Flamen may convene the College, with at least 4 days notice.
XV. Under the conditions shown in Article IX, any member of the Degree described in the situations presented by the Article shall have the same power as described in Article XIV, for the express purpose of fulfilling Article IX's conditions.
XVI. Any voting member shall be able to bring business before a convocation.
XVII. Any resolution of the College, including the disbursement of funds, unless indicated otherwise, requires a majority to stand.
XVIII. In the event of a tie, the member heading the given meeting shall have two votes.
XIX. Disputes between members should be settled privately. If the members are sacerdotes of the same Divus, they may ask their Flamen to intervene. If they are not, they may ask the Flamines Augustorum to intervene collegially or the Augustus if there is any. They may also ask the intervention of the Curule Aedile or the Praetores. Whoever they agree upon, the decisio of the Mediator shall be definite.
XX. For grave violations of the purposes or rule of the College, or the mos maiorum, a majority of the voting members may expel a member.
XXI. An expelled member may appeal their expulsion to the Curule Aediles, or if they are a pleb, to the Plebeian Aediles.
XXII. An unanimous vote of the voting members must be achieved to dissolve the Collegium; if the College is thus dissolved, its denarii are to be surrendered to the Treasury of the Roman People.
XXIII. A majority of the voting members of the Imperial College may amend this rule.