Constitution Day is a celebration of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 of the 55 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. The date is also designated Citizenship Day to focus on the rights and responsibilities of citizens under the Constitution.
Student Engagement and Student Affairs work with faculty and staff to develop presentations on topics such as free speech, partisanship in the Supreme Court and offer the students the opportunity to Register to Vote.
2022 Constitution Day Events
Student Affairs, the NSGA, and the American Democracy Project will have voter registration and Constitution swag at the following events!
Wednesday, September 14
Friday, September 16
University Center & 2nd Century Square Fountain
Come on by and register to vote!
2021 Constitution Day Events
- A display of the U.S. Constitution will be on display in the JVL from September 13-17.
- Student Engagement is holding a Voter Registration Drive on September 17 from 10-1pm in the UC Underground.
- Student Engagement is holding a Voter Registration Drive on September 16 from 10am-noon in the Administration Building 1st floor.
INDIGENOUS NATIONS CONSTITUTIONALISM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Join us for Professor Miller's presentation on the influence of American's Indigenous people on the United States Constitution and a history of Indigenous American constitutionalism.
Friday, September 17 at 12:00p.m.
ZOOM ID: 9300 792 1902
FB Live: fb/NSURiverHawks
Professor Robert J. Miller (Eastern Shawnee) Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Chief Justice, Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court of Appeals, Director, Rosette LLP American Indian Economic Development Program.
Questions: Contact Dr. Daniel Savage at email@example.com
Hosted by the NSU College of Liberal Arts, Department of Geography & Political Science and Center for Tribal Studies.
2020 Celebrate Constitution Day BA Campus (jpg): Celebrate Constitution Day. Sept. 17, 2020 | 9 AM - 5 PM. BA Library Lobby | 1st Floor. Take a Free Constitution & Share What the Constitution Means to You. Constitution Day is the day that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution, and also recognizes all who have become citizens due to either coming of age or naturalization.
2020 Constitution Day Discussion of the 19th Amendment - Zoom (jpg): 100 Years of Suffrage. A Constitution Day Discussion. Thursday, September 17th at 2:00p.m. Seven years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Jane Addams criticized the policies men had enacted with control of government. Addams argued men had wasted money on military weaponry instead of education, prioritized profit over the health and safety of workers, and designed the criminal justice system to seek revenge instead of educating and reforming offenders. After a century of women's suffrage, how have things changed? Hosted by the NSU Department of Geography & Political Science.
2020: Constitution Day September 17, 2020 TAH campus (jpg). Record yourself reading part of the Constitution and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured. Come get a free copy of the Constitution from 11:00am-1:00pm outside of the University Center.
2019: September 17: Pocket Constitutions, Voter Registration and Partisanship in the Supreme Court (jpg)
2018: September 17: What does the Constitution Mean to You? and Voter Registration! (jpg)
Public Law 108-477 contained in the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 states that each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.