United States Constitution and Citizenship Day

September 17

In commemoration of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution

Student ResearchingA Congressional initiative requires that educational institutions receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education “shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.” (PL 108-447, "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,'' Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Sec.111).

To accomplish this, Liberty University:

  1. Provides information and events related to the Constitution each year
  2. Developed this website to serve as a 24-hour resource for students using informational tools including sources recommended by the U.S. Department of Education [Federal Register: May 24, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 99)]

2016 Commemoration Activities

  1. A public web announcement was made on Friday, September 16, 2016.  This was completed through a public, departmental, and social media announcement through Facebook.  Each of these announcements encouraged students to remember the sacrifice and blessing we have as a nation thanks to our Founding Fathers from 229 years ago.
  2. The Student Service Center in Green Hall at Liberty University displayed posters and ran a power point presentation that included the significance and importance of the U.S. Constitution.  The power point also included some interesting facts and quotes in reference to the U.S. Constitution.
  3. Convocation slides celebrating Constitution and Citizenship Day also ran during convocation on Friday, September 16, 2016.

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