On September 17 of each year, Southwest University at El Paso recognizes Constitution Day, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution. On September 17, 2013, SU held a ceremony honoring all active and former military veterans for their dedication and pursuit of upholding the United States Constitution. A summary of the history of the constitution was read. In addition, a debate related to the Constitution was held on campus. The following are resources you may use to learn more about the U.S. Constitution.
One of the Library of Congress’ repositories for Constitutional documents and information may be accessed at: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/ .
The National Archives also has a Web site with a scan of the U.S. Constitution available online at: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html .
In addition, the National Archives has a nationwide network of research facilities, including presidential libraries that welcome students as young as 14 years of age. Information about the facilities (by region and state) can be located online at: http://www.archives.gov/locations/index.html .
As a participant in Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid programs, Southwest University at El Paso would like to remind students who are U.S. citizens of the importance of registering to vote.
In addition, Southwest University at El Paso will have physical applications for voter registration in the registrars office.
To register to vote in Texas, please go to https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/voterws/viw/faces/Introduction.jsp .