Penn State suspends frat that ran secret Facebook pages for revenge porn

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Can we ban Greek life yet?

Anyone who disputes the notion that fraternities are the foulest stain on the American college landscape—incubators for rape culture, racism, drug empires, and bagel thievery—now has another crop of idiot man-boys to defend.

Pennsylvania State University just announced the suspension of its Kappa Delta Rho chapter after it emerged that the fraternity ran private Facebook pages with images of contraband, pledge hazing, and sleeping nude women, the latter obviously posted without consent.

A law passed last year in Pennsylvania made revenge porn a second-degree misdemeanor and created a framework for civil suits claiming “damages for loss of money, reputation or property.” Police obtained a search warrant after a victim tipped them off to the existence of pages like “Covert Business Transactions” and “Covert Business Transactions 2.0,” and law enforcement preserved 20 photos before admins deleted both of those pages.

It remains unclear whether the 150 members (a mix of current students and alumni) will face more than a slap on the wrist.

Penn State’s Interfraternity Council suspended the frat and noted that “[u]pon completion of all investigation into this matter, Kappa Delta Rho will be summoned by the IFC to undergo a conduct review session.”

In other words: College kids, dissatisfied with the hollow thrills of merely indulging their baser instincts, will continue to put the evidence online.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'