Political events on campus

To the Temple community, 

In a presidential election year, it is common for political campaigns to hold large-scale events on college campuses. As a public university, Temple has a policy of making appropriate spaces available for rent to third-party organizations for these events regardless of their political party or stance.  

You may already be aware that the campaign of former President Donald Trump will be holding an event at the Liacouras Center on Saturday, June 22. The Liacouras Center is managed and operated by a third-party firm for the university, and Temple is not covering any costs associated with this event. 

Temple is committed to protecting the First Amendment including freedom of speech and assembly. This means that Temple fosters an environment open to a diversity of thought, opinion and peaceful expression.  

The presence of any speaker on campus is not an endorsement from Temple University, just as the views expressed by any speaker do not necessarily reflect those of the university’s administration, faculty, staff, or students. Temple will continue to be a space for open dialogue and the exchange of ideas integral to the election process. 



Richard M. Englert 

Ken Kaiser 
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer