Constitution Day

Celebrate Constitution Day September 17, 2013

Background

Senator Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and the United States Congress' unofficial constitutional scholar, believes that the American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lack significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. In December 2004, Senator Byrd offered an amendment that was passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the Unites States Senate in an attempt to increase students' knowledge about the constitution.

The legislation requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year. September 17th was selected as the date for the celebration due to the fact that on September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American Public. Click here to visit the official Constitution Day website.

On-Campus Events

Constitution Day is held in the Cougar Center and/or in the dining commons. An information table will be set up in the dining commons with copies of the constitution available for all students. 

Annual Notices:

  • Annual Constitution Day Notice - Students will receive notice of Constitution Day website link by notification cards
  • Information is also annually posted on our website

Voter Registration Information

We encourage all students to register to vote. For Kentucky residents, here is the link Kentucky Voter Registration We encourage our students to participate in the electoral process. Read more about why voting matters.

Education Resources

Here are some great on-line resources to help you learn more about the Constitution.