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MSUB regularly offers space on campus to entities not affiliated with the university through a rental agreement, said Maureen Brakke, MSUB’s director of communications.

To its knowledge, the university has never refused a lecturer or an organization that enters into the rental agreement.

In an official statement, the institution parted ways with BSLA and the lecturer, saying that “the University cannot decide on the rental of an event space based on the perception of an entity, the appropriateness or the impropriety of his speech or the disapproval of the public. MSU Billings does not sponsor or affiliate with the Big Sky Liberty Alliance event and is generally not affiliated with any external entities that rent out their event space. University funds are not used to support this event or any other non-university event, unless otherwise specified.

Throughout the pandemic, the MSUB campus has followed the advice of public health partners to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among students, faculty and the community. Brakke’s concern is that, since the event takes place on campus, there will be confusion over the institution’s commitment to an evidence-based approach to managing the pandemic.

“MSU Billings has followed a consistent, evidence-based approach to COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic and continues to support the health and safety of its campus and the community as a whole. The University plans to stay the course with current COVID-19 protocols out of prudence, in order to ensure the health and safety of the campus community, ”the statement said.