Petition Against Pouring Rights at SFSU

Petition Against Pouring Rights at SFSU

Did you know…

San Francisco State University wants to SELL your RIGHTS! 

What are my rights?

As a San Francisco State University student: 

  • It is your right to receive a high quality public education free from private corporate control and influence.
  • It is your right to have a say in how the University represents itself and the student body to the world. 
  • It is your right to have access to healthy dining options that represent your values.

What is the University doing that would compromise those rights?

SFSU is currently accepting proposals from beverage manufactures to enter into a financial ...

Did you know…

San Francisco State University wants to SELL your RIGHTS! 

What are my rights?

As a San Francisco State University student: 

  • It is your right to receive a high quality public education free from private corporate control and influence.
  • It is your right to have a say in how the University represents itself and the student body to the world. 
  • It is your right to have access to healthy dining options that represent your values.

What is the University doing that would compromise those rights?

SFSU is currently accepting proposals from beverage manufactures to enter into a financial deal for pouring rights.

What are pouring rights?

Pouring rights are the exclusive rights of a beverage maker or distributor to have its products sold at a particular venue, event, or institution.  If the University enters into a pouring rights contract with Coca Cola, for example, campus dining vendors would be required to offer 80% Coca Cola products to drink, and/or only Coca Cola products would be available at sports and other campus events. Beverage manufacturers pay the institution for these rights. 

What’s wrong with pouring rights?

Pouring rights are a privatization of our public education system. Accepting money from private corporations in exchange for their mandatory presence on campus relinquishes student control over the campus environment, further exposes students to unhealthy soft drinks and corporate advertising, and undermines the integrity of public education by using compulsory policies to promote businesses that may not pursue our best interests or represent our values, such as increasing the availability of sustainable food choices on campus. 

Read the SFSU Pouring Rights Contract Proposal here

Read the Resolution against Pouring Rights here

What can I do?

Make your voice heard! Carefully read this petition, and sign it if you agree. Feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, or concerns:  realfoodchallengesfsu@gmail.com

facebook.com/RealFoodChallengeSFSU

Learn more about pouring rights at SFSU

 

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Sign the Petition Against Pouring Rights at SFSU

Make your voice heard! Have your say about campus culture and identity.  This petition is an opportunity to give our input about decisions on campus.  This is our community, let's stand together to prioritize human justice & sustainability!

 

If you are a current student, alumni, or faculty at SFSU please indicate that in the "Affiliation to Campus" area of your response.  Also indicate whether you're part of a student organization or are taking a class that would be willing to let us give a short-5-minute announcement.  

Dear President Leslie Wong,

We, the undersigned, call upon San Francisco State University to:

Immediately suspend any and all activities that would lead to an agreement with a beverage manufacturer conveying the exclusive or nearly exclusive rights to be the sole provider of beverages at campus dining facilities or event and have advertising rights around our campus and in the Cesar Chavez Student Center;

Fully explain to the student body the University’s intentions with pouring rights, including, but not limited to: what costs and benefits will be imparted on students, how does corporate advertising across the campus benefit the academic success of students, how does it align with the mission of SFSU and values of public higher education, and how does this revenue source -- which will be primarily spent on athletics -- benefit all SFSU students and the community;

Require student approval of any deal that would mandate the exclusive or near exclusive sale of any food or beverage items or impose these requirements on food and beverage vendors in the Cesar Chavez Student Center and on the campus at-large;

Outline the ways in which pouring rights will contribute to the CSU’s commitment to increase purchases of sustainable food to 20% by 2020.