Students held a rally on campus Friday in support of the victims of Kappa Delta Rho’s secret Facebook pages. They also demanded the university hold the responsible students accountable.
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Dozens of Penn State University students held a rally at the snowy campus on Friday in support of the victims of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity's secret Facebook pages.
“We are here both to support the victims of Kappa Delta Rho and to call upon University leaders to take stronger, more decisive action,” the organizers of the rally said in a statement.
It took Josie Rose, an alumna of the university, and Lauren Lewis, a junior studying journalism, two days to organize the rally.
“We march today to be clear that you, our leaders, must take a stronger stance to protect and defend the Penn State community from those who would disrespect and destroy it,” the statement read.
In a letter sent to the university's administration, Penn State students are asking that all current students who are listed as members in the private Facebook group be placed on interim suspension while the criminal investigation is ongoing. They're asking for those found responsible to be expelled from Penn State.
“We want to be clear that students who are actively and passively responsible should be held accountable,” Rose told BuzzFeed News. “It's not just about the people who took the photos. Anyone who was sitting idly by and laughing, thinking it's a joke is just as complicit.”
Students are also asking for the university to sever all ties with Kappa Delta Rho.