On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by 39 of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

On Sept. 17-18 of this year, Collin College will join the nation in celebrating this important founding document with events throughout the district. Join faculty, staff, students and the general public for one of the following observances of Constitution Day.

Spring Creek Campus

Library book table • Pocket Constitution giveaways • 
Founding Fathers presentation and debate • Refreshments
10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, Spring Creek Campus Atrium

“The Assault on Truth: What Citizens Know, and What They Only Think They Know”
Thomas E. Patterson, professor of Government and the Press in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will speak about first amendment issues and the Constitution. Patterson is the author of six books and dozens of articles which focus primarily on the media and elections. His book, “Out of Order,” received national attention when President Bill Clinton said every politician and journalist should be required to read it. Another book, “The Unseeing Eye,” was recently selected by the American Association for Public Opinion Research as one of the 50 most influential books of the past half century in the field of public opinion. His current research includes a study of White House communication and a study of the news media’s role in Western democracies.
6-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, Living Legends Conference Center


Central Park Campus

Discussions centering on “Issues with the Constitution.”
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, Central Park Campus Conference Center


Preston Ridge Campus

An Epic Journey Into Democracy
The political science faculty will be your guides for a journey to understand America’s constitutional system. Join them by participating in activities geared toward understanding each of the three branches of government and public policy. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge, learn fun constitutional facts and win prizes! Refreshments and Pocket Constitutions will be available to all participants.
1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center