Statement from The Ohio State University
Ohio State is committed to social responsibility and actively supports fair treatment of workers. The university believes strongly in free speech and respects the rights of our students and others to voice their opinions. The Student Farmworker Alliance is aware of Ohio State’s position and efforts, and university officials have met with the group numerous times over the years.
Since 2017, the university has worked closely with Wendy’s to review its sourcing and labor practices and confirmed that Wendy’s existing supplier code of conduct meets or exceeds requirements for assurance that our lessees actively support university values. The Wexner Medical Center decided to renew its lease with Wendy’s for up to another 5 years.