Confirmed victory

Remove Chick-fil-A vendor from the Marshall Center

Inspired by similar efforts at college campuses across the United States, this petition aims to censure Chick-fil-A's discriminatory practices against the LGBT community as well as to foster a more diverse and just campus life at the University of South Florida.

Chick-fil-A currently serves thousands of students a year at the University of South Florida. However, the company has spoken openly against LGBT equality and consistently funded groups that seek to curb LGBT rights. In fact, Chick-fil-A has donated over $5 million dollars to anti-gay organizations between 2003 - 2010, supporting groups such as Focus On The Family, Exodus International, and the Family Research Council.

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As a campus that stands for diversity and inclusion, the University of South Florida should not fund a company that supports anti-equality measures. LGBT rights are human rights and no university should cooperate with a group that is openly against human rights. By removing the Chick-fil-A vendor from the Marshall Center, the USF community will affirm its commitment to all of its members.

All are welcome to sign. However, if you are a USF student, staff, or faculty member, please include your full name and the reason why you are signing.

Thank you.


Dr. Scott Ferguson

Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies

University of South Florida


* The above language has been adapted from Peggy Hay's University of Louisville petition (see 

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  • University of South Florida Dining Management
    Steve Dobrowolski

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