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Penn State president: Nude photo scandal points to need for possible fraternity system review

  • Penn State President Eric Barron speaks to reporters in the Pennsylvania state Capitol on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa. A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could lead to some students being expelled, the university's president said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

    Penn State President Eric Barron speaks to reporters in the Pennsylvania state Capitol on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa. A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could lead to some students being expelled, the university's president said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Penn State President Eric Barron speaks to reporters in the Pennsylvania state Capitol on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa. A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could lead to some students being expelled, the university's president said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

    Penn State President Eric Barron speaks to reporters in the Pennsylvania state Capitol on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa. A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could lead to some students being expelled, the university's president said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)  (The Associated Press)

Penn State University's president says an investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs by a now-suspended fraternity points to the possible need for a re-evaluation of the entire fraternity system.

Eric Barron issued a statement Wednesday night to the Penn State community, saying some senior university leaders see a need for such a review.

He says, "We are considering our options."

Kappa Delta Rho was recently suspended for a year by its national organization over allegations that members shared frat house photos of nude and partly nude women on a private, invitation-only Facebook page.

It was one of several recent scandals in the U.S. involving fraternities, despite a push to reduce drinking and sexual assault on campuses.

Fraternities, social organizations for male students, have a big influence on life in many campuses.