Police say women coming forward in KDR case, hope for more to be interviewed

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- State College Police on March 25 reported via Twitter that they have talked with several women who have come forward to assist in the investigation of the "members-only" Facebook page allegedly created by members of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State. The page reportedly contained images of partially clothed and nude women before it was deleted. Police say they also have had discussions with some fraternity members themselves.

State College Police and Penn State administrators continue to investigate the reports surrounding KDR fraternity, which has been suspended by its national organization for one year. Its fate on the University Park campus will be decided at a later date, and if the chapter is allowed to exist, it will be reorganized under the supervision of the University. Penn State could not eject the KDR brothers from their fraternity house because it is a privately owned facility. University officials have said they are allowing the criminal investigation by local police to continue unimpeded. Penn State's Office of Student Conduct is working closely with local law enforcement and plan to hold accountable any groups or individuals found responsible.

On Monday, Penn State President Eric Barron announced the University will undertake a comprehensive and focused examination of its fraternity and sorority system.

Police ask that if there are students or others who have additional information about this situation, they should contact the Penn State Office of Student Conduct at 814-863-0342 or the State College Police Department 814-234-7150 as soon as possible. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim associated with this matter, should also contact police. Assistance for victims can be found in the following places:

Counseling services:
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 814-863-0395
- Center for Women Students, 814-863-2027
- Centre County Can Help, 800-643-5432 (Crisis Line)
- Centre County Women's Resource Center, 814- 234-5050

Advocacy, information and support:
- Center for Women Students, 814-863-2027
- Victim/Witness Advocate, 814-865-1864
- Student and Family Emergency Line: 814-863-2020

For more information on all resources available to victims of sexual misconduct or assault, visit http://news.psu.edu/story/348965/2015/03/18/campus-life/university-resources-assist-sexual-assault-and-sexual-misconduct

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Last Updated March 25, 2015