September 17th marks the American federal observance of the date the U.S. Constitution that was signed in 1787.  Previously known as “Citizenship Day,” the official title was changed in 2004 to “Constitution and Citizenship Day.”  In 2005, a bill was passed that requires all publicly funded educational institutions and federal agencies to provide educational programming about this historical event.  At Sac State, we celebrate this through our Constitution and Civic Engagement Program (CCEP).  

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Civic and Community Engagement Resource Fair

The Community Engagement Center (CEC) hosted their third annual Community and Civic Engagement Resource Fair on Thursday, October 18th in the Library Quad.  We had various campus, community and government organizations to  informed about students about the upcoming election, voting and about civic and community engagement. Don't forget Primary Elections are on November 6th.


CEC Director Dr. Dana Kivel with Dr. Cornel West and Francine Redada

Dr. Cornel West visited the Sac State campus, bringing together more than 4,000 people eager to hear his speech during Constitution and Civic Engagement Week.

Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), shows Hornet spirit with students after his speech on the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that affirmed the right to marry for same-sex couples.

Students working together to paint a house in Sacramento

Sac State Volunteers pictured above painting a house for our Paint the Town 2015 event in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. 

Students participate in CEC's Constitution Bowl

Students participate in the Constitution Quiz Bowl, an activity to demonstrate students' knowledge of US and California constitutions.