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An Update from ACPA President Keith Humphrey: The Price of a Good Waffle Fry

from ACPA

If your Facebook is like mine, it is full of insightful comments about the recent announcement by the Chick-fil-A President regarding the corporate donations to anti-gay causes. While I believe they should be giving their money to literacy groups that teach people to spell correctly instead, let me add another wrinkle to this developing saga that impacts student affairs professionals. We have a Chick-fil-A in our Student Union on campus. It's quite popular with our students, and I confess to enjoying an order of waffle fries every now and then. The presence of this store has always been controversial with our LGBTQ students, faculty and staff — and now more so than ever. Let me make it more complex. I am the highest ranking out LGBTQ administrator at my university. Our LGBTQ students look to me to take leadership around issues of equity and discrimination like these. As Dean of Students, managing issues of bias, equity and discrimination are part of my responsibility, but the challenge is both personal and professional. How far do I take my personal beliefs when they may not fully align with my university's? more

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