NAICU Washington Update

Plan for Constitution Day 2017

August 29, 2017

Colleges and universities receiving federal funds are required to annually conduct an educational program related to the United States Constitution on September 17.
More than a decade ago, Congress passed the legislation mandating the commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  Since the federal provision does not define "educational program," campuses have a great deal of latitude as to how to observe the event. The regulations do not indicate any penalties for failure to comply with the mandate, nor do they indicate that specific activities need to be reported.
NAICU encourages all of our members to embrace this opportunity to advance civic education.

The Library of Congress website and the Constitution Center website both list a number of resources for recognizing Constitution Day.

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