February 26, 2016

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

A Message to the Campus Regarding Monday's Activities

The Donald J. Trump for President Inc. campaign has rented Valdosta State University’s P.E. Complex for an event on Monday, Feb. 29. This event is expected to bring hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors to our campus, particularly later in the day when the doors to the facility open to ticketholders at 4 p.m.

Safety is our No. 1 concern on campus. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to be mindful of the increased automotive and pedestrian traffic in the area as you travel around the university and adjacent neighborhoods on Monday. Please drive carefully and look both ways before crossing the street. Parking will be at a premium on Monday afternoon. Students and others not attending the rally may want to leave extra time to get to class or appointments on campus.

Reames Field has been reserved for faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, and friends who wish to exercise their constitutional rights and conduct a nonviolent protest on Monday. The field will be equipped with portable restrooms and food vendors and will be available all day. Those who wish to protest may do so as long as the event remains civil and does not interfere with traffic or other campus operations.

Protests will not be allowed inside or near the P.E. Complex. This is because of federal law. Please see House Resolution 347.

This event is presented by Donald J. Trump for President Inc. The use of VSU’s facilities for this event does not constitute an endorsement by the university. The views of those invited to speak on campus are the views of the speaker and not of the university. VSU does not endorse or oppose any candidate or organization in connection with this or any other political campaign or election.

VSU is committed to the practice of citizenship and to graduating a quality, diverse student population prepared for roles as leaders in a global society. This event affords students, regardless of political affiliation, an opportunity to experience the national dialogue that surrounds the election of an American president every four years.

Requests for more information about this event should be directed to https://www.donaldjtrump.com/states/georgia or (646) 736-1779.