Support a Chick-fil-A Ban on Georgia College's Campus
  • Petitioned Georgia College, Sodexo, and Georgia College SGA

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Georgia College, Sodexo, and Georgia College SGA

Support a Chick-fil-A Ban on Georgia College's Campus

    1. Connor Johnson
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      Connor Johnson

      Milledgeville, GA

Sodexo is a company that stands with the minority in support of human rights, civil liberties, and the rights of LGBT people worldwide. They have recently issued this statement:

Sodexo Statement on Issues Regarding Chick-fil-A
July 2012

Sodexo chooses restaurant partners based on feedback from our customers. We also provide options to suit individual client sites. Because of our diverse customer base, Sodexo provides a broad portfolio of brands, which include our own brands, and regional and national brands.

Sodexo is the benchmark company for diversity and inclusion in our industry, and we consistently have been recognized among all companies in North America as a great place to work. We embrace, leverage, and respect the diversity of our workforce, our clientele, and the communities in which we live, work and serve.

Sodexo is proud to support our LGBT employees and values their contributions to our mission of providing quality of life services. As part of our commitment we include sexual orientation and gender identity in our non-discrimination statement and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. We provide domestic partner benefits, inclusion training, and sponsor the Sodexo PRIDE employee network group. Our Supplier Code of Conduct also includes a non-discrimination statement that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sodexo Supplier Code of Conduct – Non Discrimination Statement

Sodexo believes that all terms of employment should be based solely on an individual’s ability to do the job. Sodexo requires its Suppliers to uphold a commitment to basic principles of human rights. This means that Suppliers should not discriminate against employees in hiring, promotion, salary, performance evaluation or any other term or condition of work, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

It is our responsibility as a student body to ask Sodexo to stand by their statements and end their relationship with a company dedicated to bankrolling nonprofits and limiting the rights of everyday Americans through hate.

By allowing Chick-fil-A to stay, you are giving fellow students reason to doubt the way that we operate as a university, and are saying we do tolerate hate and bigotry, as long as it only comes in the form of a chicken sandwich. You are also limiting the dining options available to students who take firm stances against Chick-fil-A (like me).

As a campus dedicated to bringing this university into the future, I implore you to consider signing this document and stand with those who don't want to see hate tolerated on our campus.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Amy Landau NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I hate unhealthy junk food and corporate branding on college campuses (as well the proliferation of ugly styrofoam cups that end up in landfills). Also, I think that we should not be making a company rich that supports bigotry.

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    • Marian Northcutt ATLANTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      My daughter goes to Georgia College. It's great to see students standing up for the rights of others.

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    • Sandra Worsham MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      It's the right thing to do.

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    • Elizabeth Ediger MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      It's not about an opinion. It's about what the profits go to and the outcome of that support and the hate that comes from it.

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    • Joseph Dean MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      As alumni, my wife and I feel that the policies put into place through commissions or offices within the campus, should be strongly enforced. Perhaps the authorities that currently exist on campus, should review the "President's Commission on Diversity".

      What does the commission do?

      Through the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, commission members:

      •Implement initiatives to foster a welcoming campus climate at Georgia College

      •Examine university policies and practices to remove barriers to equity

      •Perform needs assessments

      •Make recommendations to support equity goals and seek to demonstrate the interdependence between excellence and diversity

      Focus on Knowledge

      Realizing that prejudice and bias must be unlearned and that knowledge is a catalyst of growth, the members bring a wide range of backgrounds, talents and expertise to the commission. Through discussion and exploration of diverse concepts, beliefs and practices, the collective body helps in advancing the University's vision of a truly welcoming living and learning environment.

      Growth in Action

      Members of the commission dedicate their time by being active in planning, assessing, advocating, programming, and going beyond the call of duty for the cause of social justice, equity and diversity. While contributing to a cause that affects all, members of the commission experience personal growth and appreciation for the diversity that each person brings to our community. Each member is an integral part of that diversity, adding value to our community because diversity is more.

      The Commission achieves its purpose through the work of its subcommittees:

      Faculty and Staff

      Curriculum

      Funke Fontenot

      Student Enrollment

      Community Connection

      Chick-Fil-A will soon be forced to leave our campus if the President's Commission on Diversity has any true substance at all.

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