The Student Activities Office is dedicated to the task of offering a variety of events for students. Topics for events include (but are not limited to) the United States Constitution, drug & alcohol awareness, voter education and registration, student leadership, and Title IX. The office also specializes in fun by treating students to music, games, and food/drinks often throughout the year by sponsoring a welcome back event, holiday social, Valentines celebration, etc.
The biggest events sponsored by the Student Activities Office are the cherished traditions of Grub and Sports Days. Typically, classes are suspended from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on these days. Students who have paid the student activity fee join Isothermal’s faculty and staff in enjoying a free picnic lunch or dinner and engaging in a variety of ever changing games and activities. Grub Day and Sports Days are the only two days of the year when fishing is allowed at Isothermal Lake from sun up to sun down.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognize all who have become citizens of the United States. This commemoration had its origin in 1940, when Congress passed a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to issue annually a proclamation setting aside the third Sunday in May for the public recognition of all who had attained the status of American citizenship. The designation for this day was “I Am An American Day.”
In 1952 Congress repealed this joint resolution and passed a new law moving the date to September 17 to commemorate the signing, on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution of the United States. The day was still designated as "Citizenship Day" and retained its original purpose of recognizing all those who had attained American citizenship. This law urged civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day.
In 2004 under Senator Byrd's urging, Congress changed the designation of this day to "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" and added two new requirements in the commemoration of this Day. The first is that the head of every federal agency provide each employee with educational and training materials concerning the Constitution on September 17th. The second is that each educational institution which receives Federal funds should hold a program for students on or near September 17.
Each year on or near September 17, Isothermal Community College holds an event to appropriately commemorate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Information regarding this event is available through the college website, flyers on campus, etc. More information about Constitution Day from the Law Library of Congress.