Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Inspired by San Antonio City Council, Student Government Calls for Removal of Chick-fil-A from Trinity University Campus

Posted By on Wed, May 8, 2019 at 12:18 PM

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The senate of Trinity University's Student Government Association last week passed a resolution recommending that a Chick-fil-A outpost be removed from campus.

The resolution, which comes after San Antonio's city council voted against including the chain in the city's airport concessions contract, was unanimously approved by student leaders. Sophomore Senators Claire Carlson, Carson Bolding and Leopoldo Perez drafted the resolution, which was approved by the larger body on May 1.

"Trinity is a university that emphasizes its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Having Chick-fil-a in the rotation at [the school] conflicts with those values," the resolution reads. "Trinity’s values of diversity and inclusion and Chick-fil-a’s values regarding the LGBT+ community are mutually exclusive."

According campus newspaper the Trintonian, the resolution acts as a statement of the senate's beliefs and a recommendation that will be relayed to the university's administration.



Last month, the Trintonian and the Dean of Student's Office hosted a discussion and forum in relation to Chick-fil-A's financial support of organizations with an anti-LGBTQ history.

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