WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Earlier this week a student from UNCW tried to take action to get Chick-fil-A removed from campus in lieu of the recent controversy surrounding the restaurant's stance on marriage.
UNCW released a statement Thursday saying the fast food restaurant will remain on campus. They say the management and employees at the Chick-fil-a location on campus are Aramark employees who "fully adhere to the diversity and inclusion principles specified by Aramark and UNCW."
The entire statement issued by UNCW reads:
UNCW is an institution that values diversity and inclusion. As part of the university experience, we recognize the right of all people to speak freely – even if that speech goes against our values. We also recognize the right of individuals to make their own choices as consumers. The management and employees at the Chick-fil-A location on campus are Aramark employees who fully adhere to the diversity and inclusion principles specified by Aramark and UNCW. This means they respect the diverse backgrounds, styles, values and beliefs of their customers and employees, and they strive to offer choice and variety to the UNCW community. UNCW does not have plans to alter this food service option that Aramark provides to our campus.