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Constitution Day is September 17, 2020

The University of Texas Permian Basin joins with schools across the nation in celebrating Constitution Day! September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

In observance of Constitution Day, JBS Public Leadership Institute, J. Conrad Dunagan Library, Campus Activities Board, the Office of Student Life, the Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Student Success, UTPB Honors Program, and UTPB Student Government Association, and the Department of History will host the below listed events:

Constitution Day Trivia
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and Campus Activities Board

Thursday, September 17, 2020
11 AM – 1 PM
Student Activity Center

Voter Registration Drive
Sponsored by UTPB Honors Program – Deputy Voter Registrars and Student Government Association

Thursday, September 17, 2020
11 AM – 1 PM
Student Activity Center

Constitution Day Lecture
Presented by Jeff Washburn, PhD, Assistant Professor of History
Sponsored by the Office of Student Success, Department of History, and Student Government Association

Thursday, September 17, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting


us-constituion-exhibit-library-2020-4.jpgJ. Conrad Dunagan Library: Book Display
Sponsored by the J. Conrad Dunagan Library

The U.S. Historyand U.S. Political Scienceprovides links to political science and history resources including the Congressional Research Service's Annotated U.S. Constitution and the Public History Resource Center.

All students are invited to complete an online Constitution Day quiz for a chance to win a bookstore gift card. Take the quiz!

To learn more about the U.S. Constitution and Constitution Day, please visit:, or visit the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Hall Pass, a free, engaging webcast and live chat series.

For more information or to request an ADA accommodation, please contact

This year the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, whichuntitled-shoot-7405-1.jpg extended the vote to women. 

The History and Arts Departments have worked together to create a celebration of this historical moment through a showcase consisting of the National Archive “Rightfully Hers” popup and the Smithsonian “Because of Her Story” poster exhibits. The display is located in the Dunagan Library foyer.   

Don’t forget to visit the “Suffrage Movement” display case presented by the History Department. To view the “Suffrage Movement” display visit the lobby of the Mesa Building (southside as you enter the front of the building).