Panhellenic Sisters Gather To Discuss Kappa Delta Rho Developments
Sorority sisters gathered in the Freeman Auditorium on Wednesday night to speak with the Panhellenic Council and representatives from the Interfraternity Council regarding their concerns over recent allegations that members of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity kept a Facebook page filled with nude pictures of female peers.
Over 300 girls attended the event, which also included representatives from the Office of Student Conduct and Counseling and Psychological Services. Panhellenic’s advisor, Dina Liberatore, began the meeting by welcoming the members and saying that the purpose of the forum was to ensure that something like this does not occur again. Members were encouraged to share their feelings and ask questions about KDR, and the executives or panel members would do their best to address any concerns.
In one impassioned exchange, a sorority member referenced the instantly controversial Philly Mag interview in an effort to explain why sorority members were having a difficult time offering support to KDR brothers. Calling the brother’s comments “absolutely disgusting,” she said that until members admit that they did something wrong, “there’s no point in moving forward to forgiveness.”
Another sorority member responded by saying that the brother was inactive in the fraternity, and didn’t reflect its views. “If you have friends in KDR or meet people from KDR, know that there are a lot of good people who don’t feel that way,” she said.
Ultimately, many sorority members questioned why Panhellenic had yet to issue a statement as of Wednesday night. Renko explained that she hoped the meeting would pool together opinions in an effort to make an encompassing statement more accurate.
As discussion continued throughout the meeting, Renko, Liberatore, and Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Jazmyn Pulley did their best to try to promote some positivity.
“This is your opportunity to step up and show people the positive side of Greek life,” Pulley said. “Show that Greek life is strong and important to us.”
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