Rider announced in November that he no longer sees the fast food chain as a new option for campus restaurants, "based on the company's record generally seen as a contradiction to the LGBTQ + environment" ,
Previously, the restaurant chain was one of the options included in a survey that sent students to potential restaurant vendors.
Rider is a private university offering student and graduate programs with over 5,000 students.
Administrators wrote in a campus-wide email that the step was an attempt to be more inclusive and that the chain was "corporate." The values have not progressed sufficiently to match those of Rider.
The Dean's Reason
Newman wrote that she asked administrators to apologize for insulting Christians but ultimately chose to return to Christianity. University maintained its original position.
"We respect the personal decision of Dr. Ing. Deciding on an on-campus restaurant franchise was in no way a verdict on religious values, "said Kristine Brown, spokeswoman for Rider University, in a statement to CNN
" Rather, it was our intention To promote the respect and affiliation of all members of the campus community, including those who identify themselves as LGBTQ +. "
Kontaktau Due to the controversy at Rider University, the restaurant told CNN:
"Chick-fil-A is a food, service, and hospitality-focused restaurant business, and our restaurants and approved campus locations welcome everyone."
] "We have no policy of discrimination against any group, and we have no political or social agenda. The Chick-fil-A brand stands for more than 145,000 people from diverse backgrounds and faiths.
Charley Furey, a senior at Rider University, wrote An open letter defending the University's decision stated that he was a Catholic educated and condemned Newman's suggestion that the Rider University movement violated Christian values.
"I would further argue that Rider's decision not to promote the restaurant is not an attack on your beliefs, as you would like him to frame but rather to show the LGBTQ + community on campus that they are loved and welcomed and hugged, a move that I want to reconcile with the Christian values I grew up with. 
What happens next
While Newman will resign as Dean of the College of Business Administration at the beginning of the next school year, Rider University confirmed that they are the Rider University emain will attend faculty.
"We are pleased that she will continue to be a faculty member and will continue to play a role in Provost's leadership team as assistant to Provost." Brown, the spokeswoman for the rider, said.  Newman said in her resignation announcement that remaining a member of the faculty would allow her to stand up for her beliefs.
"From this position, I will be able to continue to contribute to the future success of the college and university while at the same time pleading for a campus community in which, as stated in our statement of community values, "we celebrate ours." Un Differences "and" respect our common pursuit of understanding, "Newman said.
Newman told CNN she has no further comments on her decision.