Each educational institution in the United States that receives
federal funding must observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day each year on September 17 (or the
week before or after when the September 17 falls on a weekend).Many ADP participating campuses have
transformed this little-known federal mandate into an opportunity to
reflect on our government, our liberties, and our obligations as
citizens in this democracy. It also creates a wonderful opportunity to
launch the academic year with a set of inspiring activities.
The following are links to some resources that may be useful to you as you plan your Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Please check the ADP Blog for descriptions of what AASCU's American Democracy Project campuses have done to honor this day.