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Old 12-01-2008, 04:38 PM
exlurker exlurker is offline
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Penn State Sues To Purchase Former Phi Delta Theta House

Long report, with timeline going back into early 1900s:

Apparently Penn State (main campus) wants to excercise its right to purchase the house under the terms of the deed (at a mutually-agreed-upon price or a price determined by an arbitrator). There seem to be a whole lot of fairly complicated side issues, too.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:26 PM
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This whole situation is a mess. Nobody wants to expel or deactivate brothers, but Pennsylvania Theta consistently broke the rules. I know the dry-housing policy seems ridiculous and hard to follow, but once you're on thin ice like that, especially after signing an affidavit, you should probably take it more seriously.

It's this brother's opinion that those alumni, who now refuse to sell the house, are making our fraternity look bad. I understand that that house has a hundred years of Phi Delt tradition in it, but a contract is a contract, and moral rectitude comes first every time in our book.

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:18 PM
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The activity in 2004 seems weird. Why did the organization want to sell the house back before they had suspended the chapter?

How many of the IFCs have dry house policies? Do they just apply to the interior of the house or all property? I'm asking because it seems like there's likely to be a 100% failure to follow this policy by groups on home football game weekends. Even if the active members follow the policy, how awkward to try to enforce it with alums.

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Old 12-01-2008, 09:12 PM
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Another side to the story:

The fraternity feels that the suspension of the Pennsylvania Theta Chapter went against their own Constitution. Wouldn't that suit have to be solved prior to PSU not recognizing the chapter?
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