Aurora University

Constitution Day

Each year, on September 17, Aurora University joins with schools, universities, and government agencies across the country to celebrate the signing of the Constitution and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." The enduring principles outlined in the Constitution — checks and balances, separation of powers, freedom, and liberty, among others — and the notion that the United States is a nation of immigrants are at the heart of our democracy, and each year Aurora University celebrates an important aspect of the American experience. In prior years, the University has examined the contemporary role of the judiciary (2016–2017), debated the media’s influence on politics (2017–2018), considered immigration’s place in American history (2018–2019), and discussed the responsibilities of being a citizen in a democracy like the United States (2019–2020). Through these conversations, students, staff, and faculty alike have reflected on the ideals that make the United States truly exceptional.