Remove Chick-Fil-A from the Rhatigan Student Center
  • Petitioned Pres. John Bardo

This petition was delivered to:

Wichita State University
Pres. John Bardo
General Manager of WSU Dining Services
David Casida
Director of Rhatigan Student Center
Jim Herman

Remove Chick-Fil-A from the Rhatigan Student Center

    1. Katelyn Delvaux
    2. Petition by

      Katelyn Delvaux

      Wichita, KS

This petition is not meant to be viewed as an attack on Chick-fil-A. Rather, it is instead a defense of Wichita State’s values and dedication to its students, staff, and faculty. WSU’s policies dictate an interest in fostering a healthy environment of inclusiveness. Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy does not support Wichita State’s policies, and to continue doing business with a company that undermines the spirit of WSU is to do a disservice to us all.

According to WSU's non-discrimination policy, "Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability." However, Chick-Fil-A does. This restaurant does not stand for the in inclusive environment the students, staff, and faculty of WSU enjoy and protect.

WSU's Dining Services' mission statement says, "Our mission is to create and offer services that contribute to a more pleasant way of life for people wherever they come together. This applies not only to our clients and customers, but also to our employees and the communities we serve. While our strategic imperatives focus our efforts in meeting our mission, our values direct our behavior as we strive to improve the quality of daily life." How can this be achieved with a business the contributes to homophobic organizations? Chick-Fil-A does not stand for Wichita State's values and must go.

Please stand up for an inclusive Wichita State University and ask that Chick-Fil-A be removed.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Official Statement to KSN

      Katelyn Delvaux
      Petition Organizer

      A small but important part of my official statement to KSN was left out, and I would like everyone involved in this to know what it said. "This petition is not meant to be viewed as an attack on Chick-fil-A. Rather, it is instead a defense of Wichita State’s values and dedication to its students, staff, and faculty. WSU’s policies dictate an interest in fostering a healthy environment of inclusiveness. Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy does not support Wichita State’s policies, and to continue doing business with a company that undermines the spirit of WSU is to do a disservice to us all."

    3. We made the 6 o'clock news!

      Katelyn Delvaux
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support! I had no idea we would be able to take it this far--and just over 24hrs from when I created the petition! Please, keep spreading the word. The more voices and signatures, the better our chances at making a difference. Thanks again for all you've done.

      Equality for all!

    4. Reached 300 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Charles Mapes WICHITA, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      The food is overly expensive for what it is. There is no place for bigots at an education facility. They can take their food back to hick town USA.

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    • William Silcott WICHITA, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      If we are to be an institute of higher education, we must be willing to take stands on principals of inclusion and understanding.

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    • Jamie Quattlebaum BEL AIRE, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      I don't expect my values or beliefs to be identical to that of my university, which is Wichita State. But I would expect any institution of higher education to separate itself from a business that would potentially alienate and marginalize any students/faculty based on their identity. I've always felt Wichita State welcomes, encourages, and celebrates diversity. The reconstruction of the Student Center provides an opportunity to withdraw from businesses, such as Chick-fil-A, that not only disagree but actively oppose the ideals that Wichita State and its students hold in their hearts.

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    • Jan Remling SHEBOYGAN, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      Laws must be fair and equal to all, not just for some. Quit ramming your religion down our throats.

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    • Laura Freeman WICHITA, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      I hope they get rid of it...

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