Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the United States Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American History – the United States Constitution! Each year, OCC invites students to join the College in commemorating this very significant date. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these resources and activities both on-campus and online.

“At OCC, we are committed to exposing everyone to diverse perspectives in order to promote effective citizenship. Our constitutional democracy is at its best when it includes all voices. Be open to the possibility of change, be interested in learning, and reflect on who we are as citizens, a community and a nation.” -Kristina Marshall, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

U.S. Constitution

The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States and defines the framework and powers of the federal government. The Constitution established an ingenious practical system of government that derives its power from “We the People of the United States” and promotes the welfare of all its citizens.

You can read the full text of the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives website.

Michigan Constitution

Did you know that the State of Michigan is also governed by a Constitution? In fact, Michigan has adopted four Constitutions: the original in 1835, and different adoptions in 1850, 1908 and 1963.

You can read the full text of the Michigan Constitution, last revised February 2023, on the State of Michigan Legislative website.

Patriot Week Foundation

Constitution Day also serves as the final day of Patriot Week, which begins annually on September 11 to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. As recognized by the Michigan State Senate and State House Resolutions, Patriot Week celebrates the first principles, founding fathers, and other patriots in U.S. History.

Events & Activities

Constitution Day Banners | September 11-15
Banners proudly displaying the U.S. Constitution will be available for the campus community to read and sign. This is a great opportunity to reflect on what the Constitution means to you.


Auburn Hills: G Building |Across from Student Hub
Highland Lakes: Woodland Hall | Lower Level
Orchard Ridge: J Building | Across from Student Hub
Royal Oak: B Building | Near Welcome Desk
Southfield: A Building | Near Welcome Desk

Patriot Week Panel Tour: “Have We Achieved Gender Equality?” | September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the Patriot Week Foundation for an engaging discussion on the progress we’ve made towards achieving gender equality. Esteemed panelists will share their insights and experiences, shedding light on the challenges faced and victories won in the pursuit of gender equality.

This free event is open to all. A great meal will be served.


  • Chief Justice Stephen Markman - Michigan Supreme Court (ret.)
  • Brenda Lawrence - US House of Representatives (ret.)
  • Erin Mersino - Trial Counsel, Thomas More Law Center
  • Dr. Kim Hurns -OCC Vice Chancellor for Student Services
  • David Dulio (Moderator) - Professor, Oakland University
  • Hon. Michael Warren (Introductory Remarks) -Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Founder, Patriot Week Foundation
  • Peter M. Provenzano Jr. (Welcome Remarks) - OCC Chancellor

Auburn Hills Campus |Room G-240


Further Resources