Celebrating the Birthday of Your Government

In late 2004, Senator Byrd passed a legislation requiring that all schools, colleges and Federal agencies receiving Federal funds offer annual educational programming involving the Constitution of the United States on Constitution Day, September 17. Constitution day is celebrated on September 17th as the anniversary of the day the framers signed the document.

Constitution Day is observed by spotlighting historic events, influential people and the document itself. The week of observance at the University of Houston will begin Monday, September 15, and continue through Friday, September 19. The purpose of this week is to encourage the UH community to continue learning and appreciating this living document which, despite its birth over 200 years ago, still plays an integral role in our everyday lives.