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University of Central Oklahoma student groups call for removal of on-campus Chick-fil-A

The Chick-fil-A location in the University of Central Oklahoma's student union is one of the university's more popular campus dining options. Now, a group of UCO students wants to see it gone because of the company's stance on gay rights.
by Silas Allen Published: October 26, 2012
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/articleid/3722402/1/pictures/1866594">Photo - University of Central Oklahoma student Kyle Brower hands out information about Chick-fil-A corporate policies Tuesday at UCO's Nigh University Center. Photo By David McDaniel, The Oklahoman <strong>David McDaniel</strong>
University of Central Oklahoma student Kyle Brower hands out information about Chick-fil-A corporate policies Tuesday at UCO's Nigh University Center. Photo By David McDaniel, The Oklahoman David McDaniel

But Brower said he doesn't oppose Cathy's right to voice his opinions and give his money to whatever charities he chooses. He simply doesn't think the restaurant is a good fit for UCO.

“We don't think the university should help support discrimination,” Brower said.

UCO spokesman Charlie Johnson said university officials are aware of the petition and supported the students' right to express themselves.

“The university is a marketplace of ideas,” he said. “We welcome the exchange of those ideas in a civil and respectful manner.”

UCO doesn't have a direct relationship with Chick-fil-A, Johnson said. The university contracts with Chartwells, a campus dining vendor, to bring food options to the university. Contracts for all the restaurants on campus are handled through Chartwells, he said.

Chick-fil-A generally has robust sales on campus, Johnson said. The location has been on campus since the mid-1990s, he said, and it's one of the more popular dining options.

“Chick-fil-A is what our students want,” he said.

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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