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Constitution Day, September 17, is celebrated at Indiana State University by one more events on or around September 17.

Constitution Day: Introduction

Constitution Day September 17th (or Citizenship Day, formerly observed the third Sunday in May) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

Indiana State University is a member of the American Democracy Project. ADP coordinates campus events for this event.



Warning about Web Site

This web site may come up very high on an Internet search, but if you look closely at the links, you will notice that there seem to be very pointed messages about some current politicians that lead us to believe that this site is not what it seems.

American Democracy Project at Indiana State University

A founding partner of the American Democracy Project, launched in 2003, Indiana State University is one of only 16 institutions in the country selected for the Civic Agency Initiative, a three-year effort to develop national models for preparing and motivating undergraduate students to be leaders in their communities.


Contacts: Center for Community Engagement

2021 Constitution Day Event: September 14

2021 marks the 234th anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution in 1787

From the National Archives: Constitution Day: Translating the Constitution (2021)

Constitution Day at Indiana State University

2020 marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution in 1787. Campus events are scheduled by the American Democracy Project, the Center for Public Service and Community Engagement and others. Find Cunningham Memorial Library's resources listed here and links to online resources.

Celebrate Constitution Day! September 17, 2020

9:00-10:00 a.m., Dede II

“A More Perfect Union: Closing the gap between democracy as an ideal and a practice” with Dr. Mike Licari and Dr. Linda Maule.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

“Cookies and the Constitution” Come to the fountain for a free cookie and a pocket constitution!

If you can’t make it in person, tune in via Zoom:

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is initiating a t-shirt campaign “My Voice, My vote” on campus for the fall semester to encourage registering and showing up to vote. ADP is looking for faculty and staff to wear t-shirts one day a week from the first day of classes through the election on November 3. While wearing the shirt, you need to be able to promote our campus partner TurboVote, practice non-partisanship, encourage voter registration, and showing up to vote. If you are interested in a shirt please contact Jennifer Christian at

Constitution Day: Online Resources

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