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Constitution Day 2021

 

The Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement, in tandem with the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, hosts the annual Penn State “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” celebration on September 21. This event highlights the ongoing societal relevance and dynamic quality of the United States Constitution, and offers an opportunity to reflect on the rights, responsibilities, and perils afforded by the United States' constitutive document.

 

The core of Constitution Day each year is work by students in Foundations of Civic and Community Engagement (CAS 222N / CIVCM 211N), the only prescribed course for the Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement. These students have created posters on a specific element of the Constitution that interests them, with the goal of educating and engaging other students and the community, across and beyond the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

You are invited to comment and engage with students about their posters through Kaltura. If you are not logged in to a Penn State access account, you can leave comments on this year's Constitution Day event through our feedback form.

 

Constitution Day is sponsored by the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, which also houses and sponsors the Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement (CIVCM), and by the College of the Liberal Arts.

 

This event places Penn State in compliance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005, which requires public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the United States Constitution.