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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)]

2014 Commemoration Activities

  1. A public web announcement was made on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.  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 227 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. A public announcement and slide were presented to students during the 10 am convocation on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.  The announcement reminded our students to be thankful for the uniqueness of this day and the slide noted the incredible length in which this document has protected and guided our nation.
  4. Senator George Allen also visited and spoke to our students in the Helms School of Government Suite at 1:45pm in DeMoss Hall.  His visit was much appreciated and welcomed during this important day. 

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