Defendant The Pennsylvania State University Interfraternity Council

KDR IFC Executive Board Decision letter dated May 13, 2015

KDR Response to IFC dated May 26, 2015

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An excerpt from the IFC’s letter to KDR dated May 13, 2015, reads, in part, as follows:

The Interfraternity Council Executive Board reviewed the investigative report from the Office of Student Conduct on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of this review was to decide whether or not Kappa Delta Rho’s recognition should be withdrawn in lieu of being referred to the Conduct Review Board.

The Interfraternity Council has been delegated, by the University through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, to recognize social Greek-Letter fraternities. As stated in the Interfraternity Council Conduct Process, the IFC Executive Board has the authority to review the recognition of any chapter before its case is referred to the Conduct Review Board.

Upon reviewing the investigative report, the IFC has determined that members of Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity violated a number of policies related to a recognized student organization and a national social Greek-Letter organization. The evidence provided in the investigative report demonstrated that the members of the chapter, collectively:

  1. 1)  were aware of the existence and use of two private Facebook pages where highly inappropriate photographs and messages were posted;
  2. 2)  were aware that occupants of the chapter house used drugs in their rooms;
  3. 3)  were aware that the chapter’s new members (pledges) were hazed during their new member educationperiod;
  4. 4)  were aware of the expectation that the new members publish, on a regular basis, a document titled“Stall Stories” where active members and, in some instances, unaffiliated students were harassed and degraded in flyers left in public view throughout the chapter house.

 


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