Constitution and Citizenship Day

Constitution and Citizenship Day

SANS Technology Institute recognizes Constitution and Citizenship Day on or around September 17 each fall. Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.  Federal observance of this day began in 1940 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved a joint resolution to celebrate all who had “attained the status of citizenship” in America.

In 2004, a new act of congress augmented observance to include commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and mandated that all publicly funded institutions of higher education provide some form of educational programming to mark the occasion.

About the SANS Technology Institute

Founded in 2005, the SANS Technology Institute ( is the independent, regionally-accredited, VA-approved subsidiary of SANS, the world's largest and most trusted provider of cybersecurity training, certification, and research. Offering graduate and undergraduate programs at the cutting edge of cybersecurity, is strengthening the cyber workforce through a career-focused curriculum built on proven SANS courses and industry-recognized GIAC certifications.

The SANS Technology Institute is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 - 267.284.5000), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.