Constitution Day 2023

Please join us as Mississippi State University celebrates Constitution Day - the date commemorating the signing of our U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Come learn interesting facts about the history and meaning of our U.S. Constitution. There will be two events available for everyone to attend in honor of this occasion.

Event One:
We will have a display table with free handouts, some general information, as well as some interactive items related to the U.S. Constitution

When:  September 15 & 18, 2023 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: MSU Garner Hall Financial Aid Department

Event Two:
An open event at the Fowlkes Auditorium in the Student Union with Dr. Brian Shoup speaking on
“The Purity Problem: Partisan Sorting and the Dangerous Quest for Political Authenticity”.

When: September 15, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fowlkes Auditorium – Colvard Student Union
Speaker: Dr. Brian Shoup, PSPA Professor and Department Head
Dr. Brian Shoup is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration where he teaches comparative politics and public policy. His primary research interests are identity politics and conflict and state and nation-building.
Professor Shoup is the author of Conflict and Cooperation in Multi-Ethnic States: Institutional Incentives, Myths, and Counterbalancing and his research has appeared in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, The Journal of Labor Research, Perspectives on Politics, and PS: Political Science.

For additional information about Constitution Day please visit:

Links to the information provided can be found at:
For information on the Constitution, the founding fathers, and the Amendments:

Find information on the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights:

Learn interesting facts about the Constitution, as well as fun games that you can print or play interactively, such as word finds, puzzles, and test your knowledge about the Constitution with fun quizzes: