Tell Indiana University South Bend: Remove anti-gay Chick-fil-A from campus
  • Petitioned Una Mae Reck

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Chancellor, Indiana University South Bend
Una Mae Reck
Press, Indiana University
Ken Baierl

Tell Indiana University South Bend: Remove anti-gay Chick-fil-A from campus

    1. Petition by

      Jason Moreno

      Elkhart, IN

Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) has sent a clear message to their chancellor, Una Mae Reck, that Chick-fil-A should no longer operate as a vendor on campus, due to the restaurant chain’s deep financial ties to nationwide anti-gay organizations. But instead of listening to students and faculty, Chancellor Reck has decided to side with discrimination and homophobia.

In recent weeks, groups like Equality Matters and blogs like Good As You have documented that Chick-fil-A has donated more than $1.1 million to groups who oppose same-sex marriage, who oppose nondiscrimination policies to protect LGBT people, and who believe homosexuality is a sin.

Given this information, students and faculty at IUSB have passed official resolutions urging Chancellor Reck to review Chick-fil-A as a vendor on campus. According to students and faculty, Chick-fil-A’s substantial anti-gay donations run counter to IUSB’s diversity and anti-discrimination policies – which all vendors on campus must follow – and until Chick-fil-A makes a pledge not to support vehemently anti-gay causes, they should not be a service on IUSB’s campus.

Now is the time for Chancellor Reck to listen to her students and faculty, and support one of IUSB’s core principles: to be a learning and working environment that builds respect for all students and faculty on campus, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Having Chick-fil-A on campus sends the message that it’s OK for IUSB’s vendors to support discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Is that really a message that Chancellor Reck wants to send?

Urge Chancellor Reck’s office to support the Student Government Association, the Faculty Senate, and scores of other student groups who are calling for a suspension of Chick-fil-A services on campus.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 10 signatures
    2. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      IUSB won't schedule hearings over Chick-fil-A complaints despite requests from students to hold public hearings

    3. Reached 9 signatures
    4. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      South Bend Tribune: IUSB students push ban on Chick-fil-A -

    5. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Windy City Times covers the efforts of students at IUSB to hold Chick-fil-A accountable for anti-gay donations -

    6. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      This week's episode of Same-Sex Sunday, the weekly LGBT news and politics podcast, covers the efforts of students at IUSB to remove Chick-fil-A from campus -

    7. IUSB Students Step Up Pressure on Chancellor to Remove Chick-Fil-A

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      For months, students at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) have been organizing to remove Chick-fil-A as a vendor from campus. The reason is simple: Chick-fil-A has given more than $1.1 million to anti-gay organizations around the country, and IUSB...

    8. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      South Bend's ABC-57 News covers the efforts by IUSB students to remove Chick-fil-A from campus -

    9. Reached 8 signatures
    10. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Indiana University South Bend students file official discrimination complaints with their Chancellor, arguing that Chick-fil-A violates the school's anti-discrimination policies -

    11. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Good As You notes that a Southern Poverty Law Center-dubbed hate group is throwing their support behind Chick-fil-A -

    12. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Students at Western Washington University are also rallying to protest the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus -

    13. Reached 7 signatures
    14. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      covers the work of students at IUSB to hold Chick-fil-A accountable for anti-gay donations -

    15. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      LGBT activists are planning to hold Chick-fil-A accountable for anti-gay donations with protest in Atlanta -

    16. Reached 2 signatures
    17. Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Other schools around the country continue to challenge the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus. Case in point, Central Florida University -

    18. Reached 500 signatures
    19. Indiana Students Push Chancellor to Suspend Chick-Fil-A from Campus

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Indiana University South Bend Chancellor Una Mae Reck has heard a loud and clear message from many students and faculty on campus, who want the Chancellor to suspend Chick-fil-A as a vendor on campus, given the restaurant chain's deep financial ties...

    20. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Gawthrop RENO, NV
      • about 3 years ago

      For comparison dear administration at Indiana University, Utah Valley University in the extremely religiously conservative town of Orem Utah will not operate with vendors who do no comply with their anti-discrimination policies, which includes protections for LGBT in employment. This is a move that has been endorsed by the LDS church (the same church that didn't allow blacks to hold the priesthood until the 70s), surely Indiana can do at least as well as a backwoods state with a slow to adapt church.

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    • Susanna Cardoso BUFFALO, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      It goes without saying that universities are meant to be educational institutions focused on equality in all forms. It's absolutely shameful for the chancellor to allow a company that openly discriminates against the LGBT community a place on campus.

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    • Kit Saunders EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Seriousl, unless you ditch these homophobes, you are giving out the message that their blatant bigotry is ok. Is that what you people want?

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    • Randi Pearson SEYMOUR, IN
      • over 3 years ago

      They don't deserve to be a university campus.

      Remove the one at Bloomington too.

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    • RICH SANTANA HOLLYWOOD, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      UNBELIEVABLE THE HATRED AND INTOLERANCE AND PREJUDICE AND NO EMPATHY AND LOVE FOR OTHER HUMAN BEINGS THE BIBLE IS POISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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