Students can register to vote, enjoy free cupcakes, and learn about the fundamental framework of America’s system of government at a Constitution Day event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, in front of the Nāulu Center and Dining Hall on the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu campus.
The event, presented by the UH West O‘ahu Compliance Hui, celebrates the United States Constitution, which was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. Constitution Day also recognizes all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
“Being a U.S. citizen affords us valuable inalienable rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, when those rights are pursued in a lawful manner,” said UH West O‘ahu Director of Compliance Bev Baligad. “I encourage our students to join us during this fun and educational event to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and what their rights are as citizens of the U.S.”
At the Constitution Day event, students will be able to win giveaways by correctly answering at least eight out of 10 questions about the first 10 amendments (also referred to as the “Bill of Rights”) and posting selfies at the event on Instagram; more info will be available at the activity booths during the event. Organizers will also be passing out pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution for students to keep; red, white and blue cupcakes; and other valuable campus information.
Each year, institutions who receive federal funding by the U.S. Department of Education are required to provide educational information relating to the U.S. Constitution. For more about the U.S. Constitution and UH West O‘ahu’s Constitution Day event, click here. Additionally, look out for red, white, and blue event rings that will be put up during the week throughout campus; QR codes in the rings will also provide more information.