Donald J. Trump for President Inc. has reserved JQH Arena for Sept. 21.
A campaign rally for U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley will be held at 6:30 p.m. It is expected that President Trump will make an appearance at this event.
University supports freedom of speech
We realize this will delight some members of our community and offend others. The university encourages everyone to be respectful regardless of their views.
Missouri State University is a place where issues can be openly discussed and explored. The freedom to exchange views is essential to the mission of the university, and is required by our legal obligations under the First Amendment.
We lease JQH Arena to individuals, organizations and corporations on a non-discriminatory basis. We cannot make decisions on who can and cannot rent university facilities based on personal beliefs or opinions.
This is why we have a policy in place that provides unbiased guidelines that apply equally to all who wish to rent the facility.