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SGA discusses potential Chick-fil-A on campus

March 14, 2018


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At its meeting yesterday afternoon, the Student Government Association discussed its contributions to Nicholls’ talks with Sodexo about the possible addition of a Chick-fil- A to campus.

For Chick-fil- A to be able to operate on campus, students would potentially have to pay a compulsory $100 for munch money, said SGA vice president Austin Wendt. Wendt said that he and president Tommy Thibodeaux spoke to students about the cost, and they received a largely favorable response.

“We had talked to a number of students, and students said that they didn’t mind having that $100 to be able to have Chick-fil- A on campus,” said Wendt. “The reason [for the $100] is they have to have that money to say that there’s money that’s going to be possibly spent at Chick-fil- A for them to be able to have a substantial budget to reasonably be on campus.”

The $100 would not be a fee, but would be the equivalent of signing up for a meal plan. It could be used anywhere that accepts colonel cash.

“You would have $100 that would go toward your munch money. It wouldn’t be a fee or anything like that. It would just be like if you did sign up for a meal plan, but you didn’t,” said Wendt.

The Chick-fil- A would be fully operational with regular hours, but it would not have a drive-thru.

In addition, Kaisa Young, head of the General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC), was present at the meeting to discuss possible changes to Nicholls’ general education program. She encouraged students to fill out a survey recently sent to them and to attend upcoming town hall meetings on Mar. 22 and 23 to voice their thoughts about general education requirements.

“We want to get input from you guys. We want you to be part of this conversation and not just the faculty,” said Young.

SGA also passed a motion to purchase direction signs for Gouaux Hall for $800, and swore in a new graduate senator and senator-at-large.

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