Constitution Day

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Purdue University Constitution Day Celebration

(Held on or close to Sept. 17th each year)

Friday, September 15, 2023
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Purdue Memorial Union Great Hall and East Lounge

Games, Treats, Giveaways, Snacks & drinks

11:30 a.m. Student Quiz Off
12:30 p.m. Celebrity Quiz Off

2020 Purdue Constitution Day video produced by the Ackerman Center:  President Mitch Daniels and the community reading the Preamble and the Bill of Rights

Resources for K-12 Teachers

Test Your Knowledge

Play these Ackerman Center Kahoots on your own or as a class to test your knowledge of the Constitution

Hold Your Own Constitution Day

Use these resources to plan your own Celebration

Join Us On Facebook

Find out how educators can connect with the Purdue Celebration by following our Facebook page

What is Constitution Day?

In 2004, Congress passed a provision requiring all schools receiving federal funds to develop educational programs for students celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. Congress declared Sept. 17th to be Constitution Day in an effort to increase the nation’s civic literacy.  In 2005, then President Martin Jischke invited the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship to coordinate Purdue’s celebration of Constitution Day, and the Center has done so every year since.


Thanks to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services and all those across the University that have been instrumental in the support and planning of Purdue’s Constitution Day event.

Public Law 108-477 contained in the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 states that “each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.

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