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Constitution Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, and "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." In 2004, through Senator Robert C. Byrd's leadership, Congress included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005, requiring public schools and government agencies to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution. (Public Law 108-477)

HOW DOES COASTLINE OBSERVE THESE DATES?

At over 230 years old, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest surviving written national constitution in the world. As a higher education institution, Coastline College strives to educate students and community members about the U.S. Constitution and citizenship through interactive activities, events, and web resources. Student Services often collaborates with student leaders to distribute information pertaining to the U.S. Constitution and the responsibilities of citizenship at its three neighborhood campuses.

Throughout the years, Coastline has collaborated with the college community by offering the following:

  • Coordinated giveaways (i.e. pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions)
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Informational tabling
  • Voter registration information
  • Organizing webinars
  • and other unique programs!

Any events affiliated with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day will be updated each year. We invite all students, faculty, and community members to join Coastline College's activities, events and year-long efforts to learn more about the Constitution's historical and contemporary significance.

HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT ME?

Having accessibility to our landmark documents, such as the U.S. Constitution gives you the right to examine and learn from the records that ensures your rights, hold the government accountable and tell the story of the nation. Coastline College works to ensure their students and community members can easily find civic literature, anytime and anywhere.

Statistics on civic literacy in the United States has shown a decrease amongst Americans.

In 2017, Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) released their data on the annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey. The survey found:

  • 37% cannot name any of the First Amendment rights
  • 33% percent do not know any of the three branches

Now is the time to strengthen and improve the understanding of how our government works and citizen responsibility!

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Past Events

Past Constitution Day events for all students, faculty, staff and public include:

2018/09/17

Associated Student Government Office and student leaders engaged with students and public about our nation's constitution through an information table and giveaways at the following locations:

2018 Constitution Day Event

2017/09/18

Associated Student Government Office and student leaders engaged with students and public about our nation's constitution through an information table and giveaways at the Newport Beach Campus.

2017 Constitution Day Event

2016/09/15

Associated Student Government Office and the Info Center engaged with students and public about our nation's constitution through an information table at all campuses. At College Center, they coordinated Constitution Day related prizes and activities for visitors.

2016 Constitution Day Event

2015/09/17

Coastline College interacted with students through informational tabling, resources and free giveaways.

2015 Constitution Day Event

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Coastline's Associated Student Government at asg@coastline.edu or call (714) 241-6253

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