Constitution Day

Constitution Day 2024

Constitution Day is a College of DuPage faculty initiative to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. Louise Leigh shared her love of the United States Constitution throughout the country when she rallied for recognition of Constitution Day as a national holiday. Her efforts along with Senator Robert Byrd culminated in amending the Omnibus Spending Bill in 2004 and officially named this day – Citizenship and Constitution Day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education backed this law extending its application to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.

Taken together, the laws provided that the head of every federal agency provide each employee with Constitution educational materials and that each educational institution which receives Federal funds should hold a program for students every Constitution Day.

Constitution Day 2024

Celebrate the Birthday of Our United States of America Government

Tuesday, Sept. 17


Past Constitution Day Events

Constitution Day 2023

An Empowering Approach to Democracy

2022 Constitution Day

The Supreme Court: The Final Word?

2021 Constitution Day

Voting Laws: Suppression or Avoiding Fraud?

2020 Constitution Day

Dialogue Over Distance - Dr. Christina Rivers

2019 Constitution Day

Rebuilding, Maintaining Hope and Persevering: From Wrongful Conviction to Exoneration

2012 Constitution Day

Defending a Serial Killer: The Sixth Amendment and John Wayne Gacy

2009 Constitution Day

Watch video of Constitution Day 2009 Activities

Constitution Day Resources

Contact Information

Tauya Forst

Professor, Criminal and Justice Studies

(630) 942-3019