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National Constitution Day

When is it: September 17, 1787


What is it? Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of our great constitution, as drafted, and signed by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

What the constitution did: The constitution defines and protects our rights as Americans.


Fun facts:

  1. It was originally only a four-page document

  2. There are now 27 amendments to the constitution that  

  3. It was written over 200 years ago

  4. World’s longest surviving written charter of government



Why it’s relevant here at Western: Our policy about student rights here at Western is crafted to follow the structure of the constitution. Some rights that mirror that format are:


  1. The right to an education in an environment of academic integrity and intellectual freedom;

  2. The right to expect that the College will uphold all applicable federal and state statutes and directives;

  3. The right to expect that the College will uphold all Western Technical College policies, including those particularly applicable to students;

  4. The right to review College policies, particularly those applicable to student life and services, in accord with Wisconsin Statutes 38.145;

  5. The right to voice concerns about the College in an orderly fashion;

  6. The right to expect that the College will take measures to provide a safe secure campus environment in which to carry out educational pursuits; and

  7. The right to a hearing, in accord with College procedures, should any serious conduct matters arise.


THE SIGNIFICACE OF THESE POLICIES IN OUR STUDENTS LIVES ARE THE SUPPORT FOR EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY THAT THE CREATE.


Web resources:


https://www.constitutionday.com


https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/civic-calendar/constitution-day-civic-holiday


https://www.history.com/topics/united-states-constitution/constitution


https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/constitution


https://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm