Constitution and Citizenship Day
On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Implementation, announcing that all educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.
This year, we're celebrating Thursday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
All activities will take place in the Tart lobby and auditorium.
Click here for this year's Constitution Day Event details!.
Students and classes are encouraged to participate in the day's activities, especially student forums.
We want to hear your opinion!
- 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Constitution Quiz Bowl
Sponsored by JCC's Paralegal Club
- 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Student Forum 1 moderated by George Moore
Topics: Immigration Reform, Government Deficit, Gun Control, and Universal Health Care
- 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Refreshments & Prizes
Provided by the SGA
- 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Student Forum 2Topics: Gay Marriage, Planned Parenthood/Abortion, War on Terror, Tobacco-Free Campus
- 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
JCC Choir presentation
- 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Special Guest Speakers
Special thanks to the JCC Constitution Day Committee:
Heather Murphy, Leslie Holston, and George Moore
Please select from the following list of resources to learn more about the United States Constitution:United States Constitution
Charters of Freedom
What's Your Constitution IQ?
Facts about the US Constitution
Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention
National Constitution Center: Interactive Constitution