No decision has been reached between the national sorority Delta Delta Delta and Penn State Panhellenic Council as to whether a new chapter will be added to campus next year, as of press time Monday.
"It was my understanding they would contact us, but there was a lot on everyone's plate today because our terms end in a week," Amanda Cillo, vice president for communications of Penn State’s Panhellenic Council, said. "So we have not contacted them."
Cillo was not able to confirm the council’s upcoming action regarding the Delta Delta Delta invitation.
"As far as I know, they had to let us know by today," Cillo said, but she was not sure if the lack of a decision meant the invitation had been rejected.
As previously reported, the Alpha Phi chapter of Delta Delta Delta was closed in 2009 after an investigation by the national sorority into hazing and risk management issues.
The investigation that began in early November 2009 ended in December 2009 with a decision to close the chapter indefinitely, consequently removing Delta Delta Delta from Penn State's Panhellenic Council and barring them from participating in the Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
As of Monday, Delta Delta Delta was the only sorority invited to join Penn State's campus next year following a resolution for expansion. The Panhellenic Council will not be discussing the addition of any other sororities until an official decision is reached from Delta Delta Delta, Cillo said.
A representative from the national sorority could not be reached for comment.