WJAC reports that the chapter has been suspended after police said they found a secret Facebook group where members posted photos of mostly nude women, who were apparently photographed without their consent. According to a search warrant, police got a tip about two Facebook pages operated by Kappa Delta Rho, where the brothers allegedly posted photos of hazing and drug sales in addition to the nude pics. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription. Account Profile. Sign Out. Sources WJAC. Tags: college fraternities race. Most Viewed Stories.
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Kappa Delta Rho was suspended for a year Tuesday after police began investigating the allegations. A former member at the university's flagship campus in State College tipped police off to the page, telling them in January that it had been used by members to share photos of "unsuspecting victims, drug sales and hazing," according to a copy of a police warrant obtained by The Associated Press. The ex-member also provided authorities with printouts from the page. A Penn State administrator called the allegations a violation of the standards and values required for recognized student organizations.
State College police Lt. Keith Robb said some of the women were able to identify themselves in screenshots taken from the page, and Penn State's Office of Student Conduct has helped students come forward in a way that makes them feel safe and comfortable, the Centre Daily Times reported late Wednesday. The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity has been suspended for a year and is being ordered by its national office to reorganize. Penn State President Eric Barron said the university has begun a wide review of the role fraternities and sororities play at the school. The police investigation became public last week after information about a search warrant was reported. The warrant targeted an invitation-only Facebook page run by the fraternity members that showed pictures of women, some apparently passed out or sleeping, nude or partially dressed, and screenshots of text messages discussing sex with the women, among other things. Police have said anyone who posted such pictures might be subject to criminal charges, including invasion of privacy. The investigation has prompted demonstrations on campus and outside the fraternity house.
Students and others demonstrate on the Penn State campus in support of women police say were depicted on Kappa Delta Rho fraternity's private Facebook pages, Friday, March 20, , in State College, Pa. Police are investigating allegations Kappa Delta Rho fraternity members used two secret Facebook pages to post photos of nude females, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out, as well as posts relating to hazing or drug deals. Sign up now to get news, sports, deals and more delivered right to your inbox. Toggle navigation Menu. As featured on. PSU students to protest over frat nude photo postings. Rally at Penn State in photos. This Week's Circulars. Daily Item Reprints.