Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787
The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.
Constitution Day at NOC
NOC has recognized Constitution Day by holding voter registration drives on the Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater campuses on September 17. NOC has won awards, at the state level, for our voter registration turnout. This year we placed second in voter registration turnout for our division.
Student Clubs Organizations
Northern Oklahoma College has a large number of student organizations on the campus which represent many fields of interest. While students should be primarily concerned with academic work, college staff hopes that students will take advantage of the opportunity to become affiliated with those organizations which are of special interest. Student organizations are listed by categories.