Constitution Day

All higher education institutions that receive federal funds from the Department of Education are required to implement an educational program relating to the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 2005, and every subsequent year. The full text of the authorizing legislation can be found in Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108-447, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005," Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Section 111).

This day will be known as "Constitution Day" to honor the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The legislation authorizing this Day states, "Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year should hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on Sept. 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution." Should Sept. 17 fall on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, educational institutions should celebrate "Constitution Day" the preceding or following week.

Middle Georgia State University has celebrated Constitution Day each year since 2005.

Constitution Day 2017

Cochran Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia with prizes and free Constitution books. Join us in the GA Hall Dining Room from 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Dublin Campus will celebrate with guest speakers who will discuss Constitutional Amendments and Amendments in relation to the current presidential election. Refreshments and Constitution books will be provided. Join us in the Dublin Student Center from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Eastman Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia, will give away Constitution books, and will have light refreshments. Join us in the Flight Entrance lobby from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Macon Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia and will give away red, white and blue snow cones and a Constitution book to each participant. Join us in the SLC lobby from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Warner Robins Campus will celebrate with Constitution trivia and by listening to the soundtrack from Broadway’s Hamilton. Constitution books and light refreshments will be provided. Join us in Walker Auditorium from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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