Correction appended: Dec. 4, 2012.
The sorority Delta Delta Delta has a chance to return to the Penn State campus next year after losing its charter in 2009 amidst issues related to hazing and risk management.
The Panhellenic Delegate Council voted and passed a resolution for expansion next year, Amanda Cillo, vice president of communications of Panhellenic Council, said.
In 2011, the council voted and passed a resolution saying that next time Panhellenic was open for expansion, the first sorority that they would invite would be Delta Delta Delta, Cillo said.
Upholding that resolution, Panhellenic Council has formally invited Delta Delta Delta back onto campus starting next year, Cillo said.
The sorority has until Monday to respond to the invitation, before the expansion is opened up to other sororities, Cillo said.
While details of the hazing and risk management were never released to the public, President of Affinity Public Relations Karina Shaver said in a statement released on behalf of the national sorority in November 2009 explaining the national sorority's decision to close the Penn State chapter.
"The decision was made purely based on the results of the investigation into hazing and risk management violations and the clear lack of interest of the majority of the chapter members in having a values-based sorority experience," Shaver wrote in a statement shortly after the chapter was closed.
With the closing of the chapter, Delta Delta Delta was not allowed to participate in the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon under their greek letters, but sorority members founded Trilogy, an independent organization.
As of now, Cillo said as far as she is concerned, there is no conversation about dropping any chapters from Panhellenic if Delta Delta Delta is added.
As of Monday night, Panhellenic hopes to receive a response from Delta Delta Delta determining whether or not the sorority will be on campus next year.
Read Monday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated information about a resolution related to Panhellenic Council expansion. A resolution was passed in 2011 indicating that Delta Delta Delta would be the first sorority invited in the event of a Panhellenic Council expansion. The above article reflects the correct information. The Daily Collegian apologizes for this error.