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Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Nude Photo Facebook Page Scandal

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This is the Penn State University Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house in State College, Pa., on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 03:32 PM

A Penn State fraternity was suspended this week after authorities discovered a secret Facebook page that featured photos of nude women, hazing, and drug sales. 

Members of Penn State’s chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity are accused of sharing photos of drug sales, hazing, and partially naked women who were sleeping or passed out, WJAC-TV reported.

Police said the private Facebook page, known as “2.0,” had about 150 members. The page has since been wiped clean, but authorities were able to get some printed images off the site.

Kappa Delta Rho executive director Joseph S. Rosenberg released a statement saying that the fraternity is conducting a full membership review and reorganization, WJAC-TV reported.

“The national leadership of Kappa Delta Rho is committed to hold our brothers accountable for their actions,” he said. “We embrace the principle of respect for all persons and we will adhere to that principle in this matter.”

State College Police Lt. Keith Robb said no arrests have been made and officials have not yet determined whether a crime was committed, CNN reported.

"Unfortunately, we aren't able to identify any suspects right now because the accounts on Facebook were sanitized, wiped clean," he said.

Police were alerted to the page by a former fraternity member, CNN said.

David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, called the incident a wake-up call for the university, which has faced ongoing scrutiny following the conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who's accused of sexually molesting boys.

"We hope that Penn State officials will stop patting themselves on the back and start instituting real reforms to make the campus safer for students," Clohessy told CNN.

Under the one-year suspension, the fraternity is prohibited from hosting social activities, intramural sports teams, or conducting business.

Penn State's vice president of Student Affairs is asking those affected by the site to come forward for the investigation.

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