A small college in New Jersey will NOT get an on campus Chick-Fil-A, even though the students voted for it.
Rider University in New Jersey surveyed students to see which popular restaurants they'd like to see on campus. Chick-Fil-A won the vote, but the President and Vice-President vetoed it.
The President of the University, Gregory Dell'Omo, released a statement, saying:
“We decided to lean in the direction of creating a welcoming environment where differences can be appreciated and where each individual can expect to experience dignity and respect."
The President is referring to the restaurant chain's history of anti-LGBTQ statements and political donations.
A spokesman for Chick-Fil-A responded to CBS News:
Chick-fil-A is a restaurant company focused on food, service and hospitality, and our restaurants and licensed locations on college campuses welcome everyone. We have no policy of discrimination against any group, and we do not have a political or social agenda," the restaurant's spokesperson told CBS News.
Despite the statement, the university is holding firm and depriving their students of chicken minis.