President shares progress update, reaffirms commitment to Greek-life reform

January 16, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In his latest blog post, Penn State President Eric J. Barron provides a progress update on actions that have been taken to reform Greek life at the University since 2017. While noting that early signs show the changes appear to be working, Barron cautioned that significant challenges related to Greek life remain, and that continued collaboration and cooperation are necessary for ultimate success.

"We thank our Greek-life partners who have embraced change, and we encourage others to seriously consider the lasting consequences of decisions that are counter to the tenets of student safety and well-being," Barron wrote.

"I am proud of the students who have stepped up in the face of adversity. Because of them, I see a future where Greek-letter organizations at Penn State can continue with a renewed purpose, focused on leadership, service and camaraderie. I commend the student organizations and alumni that have embraced our new measures, and especially those that have gone above and beyond to not only implement necessary changes, but who also are taking responsibility for their organizational outcomes, and commitment to their missions and values."

Read President Barron’s full message here.

Last Updated January 17, 2019