Remove Chick-fil-A from the campus center food court
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Remove Chick-fil-A from the campus center food court

    1. Julie Walsh
    2. Petition by

      Julie Walsh

      Pendleton, IN

The President of Chick-fil-A has admitted clear opposition to same-sex marriage, adding support of the "biblical definition of the family unit." Though the company has attempted to neutralize some of the backlash of these statements, Chick-fil-A offers no employment protections to LGBT individuals and fires employees whom they believe engage in "sinful behavior."

On the other hand, IUPUI has made a commitment to honor diversity of all individuals "regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or disability" as it relates to "awareness, education, and practice at every level of the organization." Therefore, it stands to reason that IUPUI should "practice" its commitment to diversity and remove Chick-fil-A from the campus food offerings immediately.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Genevieve Langford FRISCO, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      I many affiliations with the LGBT community, and do not believe anyone should be stripped of their rights as human beings.

    • Justin Salyer TERRE HAUTE, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      Why is this place still allowed on our campus at IUPUI?

    • Christy Cole SPEEDWAY, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      In the IUPUI Supplement to the IU Academic Handbook (Appendix G), the IUPUI administration clearly states the expectations for this campus. "As an institution of higher learning, we have a special obligation to not only follow the letter of the laws that protect our individual rights and human dignity but also to champion the spirit of the laws. Periodically, we must reaffirm the fundamental ethics and values that form the groundwork for the university climate we wish to maintain. Among those values is fostering a climate of civility and mutual respect regardless of race, gender, age or status in the institution. Our institutional ethic demands that we foster the best possible environment for doing our work as educators, learners, and supporters of the educational process." (Indiana University Academic Handbook IUPUI Supplement 95-97, p. 57). -

      What good is having a strong diversity policy governing our campus if it is only words on a page that are not put into practice? Having a company that supports anti-gay groups and legislation as a ‘permanent’ fixture on campus goes against everything our community is supposed to stand for.

      Regardless of whether our contract is directly with Chick-fil-A or not, having their logo on campus contributes negatively to IUPUI’s social and physical environment. The organizations that Chick-fil-A supports do not just discriminate, they promote hatred and intolerance. It offends me as a Christian and a straight ally so much that I have stopped eating at the Campus Center altogether; I can’t even imagine how LGBTIQ members of our community must feel.

      As a campus community, we have to think about what we stand for collectively. I would like to believe that we stand for diversity and inclusion; however, I cannot as long as this company is allowed to operate on campus.

    • Gloria Garwood INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      Corporate America needs to stay out of my bedroom

    • carlton buck KNOX, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      No one group should feel this type of hate.


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