A Petition to Change Boston University’s Policy on Accepting Credit and Debit Card Purchases at Dining Locations on the Charles River Campus.
Boston University does not allow credit/debit card purchases
at several on-campus dining locations. At the George Sherman Union neither the
food court, Pinkberry or Starbuck franchise accepts items to be purchased with
credit or debit cards. Other locations including Einstein Bros. Bagel at the College of
Art and Science Building do not allow items to be purchased with credit or debit
The University’s reason to not allow credit and debit card scanners has to do with liability of stolen information and added expenses. Students, staff, and visitors’ only option is to pay by convenience/dining points or cash. Rejecting credit/debit cards at on-campus dining locations causes unnecessary inconvenience and wastes dining/connivance points. This petition’s goal is to raise support and show Boston University school officials that this change is necessary. Sign your name if you would like the University to change its policy on allowing these stores to accept credit/debt cards.