Constitution Day 2016
The United States Constitution created the three branches of government that we know today: executive (President), legislative (Congress), and judicial (federal court system). It is our nation’s blueprint for governance.
The Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1787. Accordingly, Constitution Day occurs every Sept. 17. This year, Sept. 17 falls on Saturday, so Syracuse’s activities take place on Sept. 15.
In order to educate the Syracuse University community about Constitution Day, Bird Library and the Office of Government and Community Relations will host tables on Sept 15.
Those tabling events are:
• 8 a.m. -6 p.m.: Free pocket U.S. Constitutions available at Bird Library. Sponsored by Syracuse University Libraries
• 9-4 p.m.: Free pocket U.S. Constitutions and information about the #Because student campaign available in the Milton Atrium of the Life Sciences Complex. Sponsored by the Office of Government and Community Relations.
As it does every year, the Office of Government and Community Relations provides this information, in fulfillment of federal statute calling upon colleges and universities to educate their students about the Constitution.