Penn State recently withdrew its recognition of a chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity after it was discovered that the group used a Facebook group to display, among other things, photographs of nude, unconscious women.
The university seems to have acted swiftly in its decision to ultimately suspend the chapter rather than to relegate matters to the Interfraternity Council. Good. But what about the women who were abused? Are we so accustomed to campus rape culture that we can mention such transgressions without the hint of concern for the victims?
I think it’s safe to say by now that there is a frat like this on every major campus in the United States. And where there’s one there might be others. It is time for an audit of Greek life, a complete overhaul and examination of the culture that plagues our campuses.
We cannot call these isolated incidents, and we cannot sweep these under the rug. Penn State seemed at least convinced that that frat had to go, at least for now. But if schools are really serious—and if they’re dedicated to eradicating campus rape culture—then it’s time to examine all their fraternities.