Another fraternity suspended at Penn State

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Another fraternity at Penn State has been suspended related to alcohol concerns.

We're told a student had to be hospitalized after he was found passed out along Calder Way, State College. The 18-year-old  had allegedly been drinking alcohol at Delta Tau Delta on September 28th. The student is still recovering.  An investigation is on-going. 

Today a spokesperson for the University released the following statement:

The Office of Student Conduct is investigating any alleged connection the fraternity may have with this incident. The findings of the investigation will provide direction for decisions or sanctions that could follow. All Penn State fraternities have been under a University- and IFC-imposed ban on social functions involving alcohol until undergoing additional alcohol education and training. The Office of Student Conduct also is  looking into whether individual students had a role in providing alcohol to minors that may have contributed to the injured student’s condition on Sept. 28.

“The potential involvement of Delta Tau Delta is very disturbing news, given all of the recent efforts and education that have gone into emphasizing student safety,” said Damon Sims, vice president for Student Affairs. “None of us can be tolerant of organizations or individuals who value access to alcohol above student welfare.  We'll see where our investigation of this incident leads.”

Penn State on Aug. 21 instituted aggressive new measures to drive change within Greek-letter organizations, and compel the organizations to focus on student safety.

University leaders have acknowledged that excessive underage drinking is a vexing problem on campuses nationwide and true change will not happen without the members, chapters, alumni boards, housing boards, council, and national organizations commitment and partnership in putting student safety first.


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