• Petitioned South Dakota State University

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South Dakota State University

Do not include Chick-Fil-A as part of the Student Union dining expansion.

    1. Jim B.
    2. Petition by

      Jim B.

      Brookings, SD

As part of the Student Union expansion, South Dakota State University has tentatively agreed to include a Chick-Fil-A dining facility. This corporation has a history of funding, directly and indirectly, foundations and advocacy groups that exclude, marginalize, and deny the equality of members of the LGBTQ community. Equality Matters has detailed Chick-Fil-A’s advocacy activities in a recent research report (http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201103220005).

We are concerned with the lack of public transparency and obfuscation displayed by this corporation in its funding and advocacy practices, and we believe that the values displayed by this corporation in its funding of anti-LGBTQ advocacy groups, which denigrate the LGBTQ community, lie in stark contrast to SDSU’s commitment to build a truly inclusive community in which all are welcome and valued.

We urge the administration at South Dakota State University to stand by the university's commitment to its values of inclusiveness and respect for all members of our university community and reverse the decision to include a Chick-Fil-A dining facility as part of the union expansion.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anisah David BUSHNELL, SD
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe its time the Regents recognize OFFICIALLY the rights of others that may not be like them! If anything its time the Regents recruit to South Dakota State University food service groups that provide REAL vegetarian, kosher, halal and other specialty foods for the diverse populations of SDSU.

      As an alumnus who had to fight tooth and nail for the rights of those with religious & ethical dietary needs to be exempt from the food packet system that forced them to pay for food service they couldn't eat! I am horrified, but not surprised that they would consider such a bigoted business entity.

      Its time the Regents & administration of SDSU recognize we live in a GLOBAL society and also begin practicing the very ethics they cite on their promotional materials.

    • Erin Zieske RAPID CITY, SD
      • about 2 years ago

      South Dakota doesn't need another reason to be categorized as a state full of bigots.

    • Leland Alexander SPEARFISH, SD
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in this state, my brother goes to university here, and i am gay. A company donating millions to organizations that wish to psychologically torture me and all those of my orientation while also denying us our equal rights deserves no support. Chick-Fil-A is a corporation of hate, a place of learning should not support it.

    • jimmeh carter PLAINS, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Gays should be allowed to marry and be miserable like the rest of us.

    • Sven-Hendrik Hueske LOEHNE, GERMANY
      • about 2 years ago

      Human right and equality are something never to be ignored.


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