The alumni Board of Directors of the Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) has notified the brothers of the chapter that effective upon the conclusion of the fall semester, at 12 noon, Saturday, December 15, 2007, the residents of the chapter house must vacate the premises, which are on the campus of Bucknell University.

The KDR Board of Directors made this decision on behalf of the KDR Alumni Corporation, which owns the chapter house and serves as its landlord. The Board of Directors had expressed continuing concerns to the chapter for the last several years regarding compliance with national KDR and University policies and standards. In addition, as owners of the premises they had also been informed by Union County public health officials and University personnel of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Because of the failure of the chapter to correct these conditions after repeated warnings from the KDR Board of the consequences, the KDR Board determined that the chapter should vacate the house.

The chapter's Board of Directors has kept the University informed of its evaluation, and in response to the Board's decision, the University has made plans to accommodate the individual residents of the chapter house in a variety of residence halls on campus.

Notice of the decision of the chapter's Board of Directors as landlord was posted, as required by law, at the chapter house on Friday, November 30, following a letter from the secretary/treasurer of the chapter's Board to the chapter apprising members of the Board's decision.

The Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho will continue to exist but it has lost the use of the chapter house. KDR national and the alumni Board of the chapter will conduct a full membership review early in 2008 to evaluate the future of the chapter's use of the house. Where necessary, the University will assist in this evaluation. The Iota Chapter of KDR has 60 members, including 24 who had resided in the house until the chapter Board's decision.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Nov. 30, 2007

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