On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed at the Philadelphia Convention. In 2004, this day became a federal holiday that we recognize as Constitution Day.

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Constitution Day Activities at your Campus

Bloomington

The campus community is encourage to participate on Constitution Day by stopping by the Constitution Day table, Wednesday, September 17th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in 1st Floor Center Rotunda. The Constitution Day table will be encouraging students to register to vote. For those who register to vote at the table will receive a pocket Constitution.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Central Indiana (Franklin, Greencastle, Indianapolis, Noblesville)

The campus community is invited to attend the following Constitution Day activities on Wednesday, September 17th.

Downtown Campus:
Location: IFC 102

11:30 am- Founding Father Trivia Game

12:00 pm- U.S Constitution Jeopardy

Students can stop by the following activities to fill out word searches or coloring sheets. Pocket sized Constitutions will be handed out during the event.

Franklin Campus:
Location: Main Entrance

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Students can stop by the Constitution Day table to answer constitution questions and sign the Constitution.  Pocket sized Constitution will be handed out for students. 

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Columbus

The campus community is invited to participate in the Constitution Day activities on Wednesday, September 17th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Student Commons.

Stop by the Student Commons area to see a display copy of the original Constitution and take part in Democracy Plaza.  Students who stop by receive a copy of the Constitution and can take part in some refreshments.

Movie Screening
A More Perfect Union
Location: Columbus Campus- Room 200
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Repeated throughout the day)

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)

Receive a mini Constitution and learn other information about the Constitution by stopping by one of following locations on Wednesday, September 17th between 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.

  • Anderson Campus: 325 W. 38th St. (Ebbertt Campus)
  • Marion Campus: Student Commons area
  • Muncie Campus: Cowan Rd. campus- South Instructional Building
  • New Castle: Main Common area

Students can take part in Constitution Day quiz on IvyLife, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. There will be one winner from each campus.  The quiz will be available from September 8th to September 17th.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)

The campus community is invited to come join us for Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17th at 11:30 am in the Student Life Building.

Come learn about the Constitution and the importance of being an informed citizen. There will be a short program by guest speaker Ken Ferries, Associate Professor and Program Chair for Social and Behavioral Science. Those in attendance will receive a free copy of the Constitution.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Lafayette

The campus community is invited to attend the following Constitution Day activities on Wednesday, September 17th, in Ivy Hall. All Constitution Day activities will be held from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Democracy Plaza
A display of Constitution related topics and questions will be on display. Members of the campus community can write thoughts and opinions about each display.

Constitution Quiz
Answer questions about the Constitution to win a Constitution Day Prize.

Register to Vote
Have your voice heard! Register to vote in the upcoming elections. Learn when and where to vote in our service area. Pocket Constitutions will be distributed throughout the day.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)

The North Central Region invites the campus community to participate in the Constitution Day activities on Wednesday, September 17th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in one of the following locations to pick up your free mini Constitution and cupcake.

South Bend Campus- Ivy Café
Warsaw Campus- Lower Level Student Lounge
Elkhart Campus- Main Lobby

Students check Ivy Life on Wednesday, September 17th to participate in the Constitution Day Quiz. The first five students to answers the questions correctly from each campus will receive a prize.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)

Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17th.  Contact the Student Life Office to learn more about the Constitution Day activities scheduled in your region.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)

On Wednesday, September 17th, the campus community is invited to hear guest speaker, former Judge, Lorenzo Arredondo. The presentation will be held at 12:00 pm on the Gary Campus in the Multipurpose Room.

The East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City and Valparaiso campuses will have a voter registration drive throughout the day. Take this opportunity to register to vote! 

Students, be sure to check your email for the Constitution Day trivia game. The first student from the East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City and Valparaiso campuses to answer all 10 trivia questions correctly will receive a fabulous prize from the Ivy Tech Bookstore.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)

The campus community is invited to participate in the following Constitution Day activities on Wednesday, September 17th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in Johnson Hall Lobby.

  • Match the Bill of Rights with the right picture and win a prize.
  • Watch interactive videos about the Constitution.
  • Read display boards on current Bills in Congress and Indiana Representatives.

Students who attend will receive a copy of the Constitution and popcorn with Constitution trivia questions. Log on to IvyLife to learn how to become a registered voter.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Southeast Indiana (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)

The campus community is invited to participate in the Women and The Right to Vote panel discussion and voter registration on Wednesday, September 17th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The panel discussion will be held in the Student Lounge at the Madison Campus.

In addition, stop by the Lawrence or Madison Student Life Office on Wednesday, September 17th to take a look at the Constitution Day Display and pick up your free pocket Constitution. Pocket Constitutions can be pick up at any of the Student Life Offices on the Southeast Region from September 15th to September 19th.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

The campus community invites you to participate in the Constitution Day activities on Wednesday, September 17th in the Student Involvement Room.

Your Campus Activities Board is hosting a Constitution Day Scavenger Hunt and a patriotic ice cream bar. Stop by the Student Involvement Room to enjoy some ice cream with CAB. Be on the lookout for mini Constitutions that are hidden around campus. If you find one, read the directions carefully and come claim your prize.

Also, stop by Pfua Hall, Student Lounge or the Quad Clock Tower to take a look at the free speech boards. These free speech boards will display headers of current civil rights issues and general information about Constitution Day, Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. These display will be set up from September 15th to September 19th.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Southwest (Evansville, Princeton, Tell City)

Please join us for Constitution Week, September 15 – 18, 2014!

Constitution Week activities and events at Ivy Tech Community College – Southwest include the following:

  • Monday through Thursday of Constitution Week, we will host a display table in the Koch Student Center providing Voter Registration, as well as pocket copies of the Constitution. Times: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm daily.
  • On Wednesday, September 17th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Room 120 featured speaker Steve Offerman, will provide a vivid and dramatic presentation about our Constitution and the courage and integrity of our first President, George Washington, and other Founding Fathers.

Also, stop by the Carter Library or the Koch Student Center to see one of the two grand Constitution displays. The Carter Library will construct a walking time tracing the timeline of the Constitutional Convention and our Amendments.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

On Wednesday, September 17th, join instructors John Benton and Chris Brown to discuss their views on the Constitution and how it is viewed in America by different political perspectives.  The discussion will occur from 11: 30am – 12:30 pm on the Main Campus in Room H136B.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office.