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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 of the 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. For more than 50 years, Americans from across the nation have set aside time to commemorate the importance of this event.

Each year Rio Salado College recognizes and celebrates this day with activities and events promoting a better understanding of the Constitution.

Join us in celebrating Constitution Day!

The U.S. Constitution Talking Blues

This awesome music video features Rio Salado Library Assistant Christopher Orf performing a song he wrote in honor of Constitution Day-- and to inspire you to read and think about how the Constitution affects your life.


Rio Salado College Essay Contest

  • Top 3 Prizes Awarded Amazon Gift Cards!
  • Essay Competition Rules
  • Essay Winners Announced September 25th
    registered, enrolled students only
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Democracy in Action Honors Forum Lecture Series

  • Alessandra Soler, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    7:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Bulpitt Auditorium at Phoenix College
    1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix
  • Open to the public, free admission, general seating
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The SPOT 127/Rio Salado Freedom Project Podcast

In partnership with Dr. Wanda Tucker, Faculty Chair for Psychology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, SPOT 127 students explored topics related to freedom. Listen and Explore.

  • Dress Codes – Unfair, Unjust or Sexist?
  • Memes and Freedom of Expression
  • Students Draw the Line Between Teen Bullying and the First Amendment
  • Mental Health Issues Can Negatively Impact Internal Freedoms
  • Have You Found Your Happiness?
  • How Do You Define Happiness?
This workshop was supported by a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation.

Rio Salado Library Constitution Guide

Examine the history and significance of Constitution Day by exploring this comprehensive guide produced by the Rio Salado Library.
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Voting Information

Rio Salado College encourages all students to be informed about voting and elections. If you are not registered to vote, consider doing so.
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Student Voices

To me, the United States Constitution is a promise that we make to our children.

Read more for what Constitution Day and Citizenship Day means to student Diana Betts.

I believe the federal government needs to remember that the people are the voice of the country and the Constitution ensures that they keep that voice.

Read more for what Constitution Day and Citizenship Day means to student Taryn Rebuck.

…my grandfather was willing to die for the chance to become a U.S. citizen.

Read more for what Constitution Day and Citizenship Day means to student Michaelanthony C. Arberry, Jr.