Rider University in New Jersey didn’t fulfill the wishes of their students after sending out a survey asking them which restaurants they preferred the school to bring to campus.
Why would the school not fulfill the students’ requests? Well, because they chose Chick-Fil-A, that’s why.
According to Campus Reform:
“The school will not bring the popular fast food chain to campus because “their corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider," according to a Nov. 1 email sent to Rider students.”
The university went on to say their decision was an effort to “promote… inclusion for all people.”
Chick-Fil-A continues to face opposition from leftists because of the company owner's Christian values and, more specifically, his support for traditional marriage.
The survey was sent out during the spring semester and Julia Pickett, a junior political science major and president of Rider's Young Americans for Liberty chapter, told Campus reform she didn’t think the decision was fair.
"If people didn't want to buy their food then they don't have to," she added. "I think that the administration of Rider felt that having Chick-Fil-A on campus would cause unwanted controversy and felt that the easiest fix was to find another restaurant. I wish they would be honest about it though instead of trying to cover it as a deep offense to the school."
In response to the school’s decision, a Rider official gave a statement:
“It is important to me and to the University that all voices are heard," Rider Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Jan Friedman-Krupnick told the outlet. "There are a number of factors that contribute to a campus’ decision to invite a retail partner on campus. While Chick-fil-A is among other restaurants preferenced by Rider students, there are members of the community (faculty, staff, and students) who strongly opposed the option as well."
If it’s important for all voices to be heard, then why not listen to the majority of students who voted for the top fast food chain to come to their campus? You can’t use that argument effectively in these situations, it just doesn’t hold up.
Here’s some advice Rider University: Don’t ask students what they want if you’re just going to find a crappy reason not to give it to them.
H/T: The Blaze