A Penn State fraternity has been suspended by its national organization –
There have been protests on the State College campus –
And President Eric Barron now says the university’s entire fraternity system may be reevaluated.
Kappa Delta Rho members created a private, invitation-only Facebook page –
And used it to post photos of naked – or semi-nude young women.
Some appeared to be asleep or passed out.
144 students and alumni had access to that page.
University officials only found out when a former frat member blew the whistle.
In fact –
Kappa Delta Rho members took down an earlier Facebook page –
When a victim spotted her photo and complained.
There’s a pattern here –
And it needs to be broken.
It’s been 37 years since the movie “Animal House” was released.
It was meant to be a comedy –
Not a template for fraternity life.
It’s obvious that just being eighteen – or older – is no guarantee of maturity.
Penn State’s not the only school that should take a closer look at its fraternities –
But that’s a good place to start.