Huffington Post is reporting that Davidson College, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina, has decided to temporarily stop serving Chick-fil-A at campus events in response to an online petition. A statement released by the university’s union board explains that it will seek student input after classes resume before it decides whether to make the change permanent:
We reached out to the Union Board members to begin initial conversations but because the board operates on consensus decision-making, a final decision is being put off until we can have face to face conversations and gather more student input. Until a final decision is made, alternative options will be served at After Midnight and other Union Board events. The Davidson College Union Board is firmly committed to building an inclusive community that serves each member of our student body.
Students and concerned citizens around the country are petitioning colleges and universities to cut ties with Chick-fil-A. Here’s just a partial list, with links: