National Chapter Of KDR Expels 38 Members
The brothers of Kappa Delta Rho are no longer members of the national fraternity. Following a decision to close the chapter from the Office of Student Conduct, the National Chapter suspended 38 members for violating policies, and the remaining brothers were put on alumni status.
In a statement issued by the KDR national chapter, the fraternity announced the expulsion of the 38 violating members and gratuitously recognized those who were not found to be in violation of the policies. “We are grateful to the young men of the Penn State chapter who assumed responsibility after the regrettable events of the last few months had occurred,” Joseph Rosenberg, National Executive Director of KDR, said in the statement.
The fraternity was under fire after a Facebook page containing nude images of unsuspecting victims was brought to police in January. Students peacefully protested, community members rallied in the streets, and the dutifully pledged due process is finally coming to fruition.
In a May 27 press release from the National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho, National Executive Director Joseph Rosenberg recognized the university’s decision to suspend the fraternity for three years, and agreed that the conduct described in Penn State’s release is unacceptable. The Office of Student Conduct will proceed with any disciplinary action involving individual students but that process and its conclusions are confidential according to federal law.
Though there are 38 fewer former members on campus to fight for retention of recognition after the three year suspension is over, the national headquarters is willing to work with the university in anyway necessary to improve the university’s Greek system and come back to Penn State. “We look forward to our efforts to rejoin the Penn State community after this three-year period has expired,” Rosenberg said in today’s statement.
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