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UK to Celebrate Constitution Day

Photo of U.S. Constitution
Photo of U.S. Constitution

LEXINGTON, Ky (Sept. 16, 2019) — Tuesday, Sept. 17, the University of Kentucky will  participate with other universities across the nation in the celebration of Constitution Day. 

This year, the Student Government Association will provide apple pie, hand out pamphlets for the upcoming election, and help students register to vote. SGA will have a table set up in the Gatton Student Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Also, a discussion of the U.S. Census and how it affects a student's college education will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Brockman Senate Chambers in the Gatton Student Center.

All educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to conduct educational programming about the U.S. Constitution in recognition of Constitution Day, which falls on Sept. 17. The U.S. Constitution, the founding document of the United States of America, is a system of guidelines for how diverse peoples can come to an agreement and forge a common identity, a common community, and a common nation.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for," and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.