Students from a newly-formed group, PSU For All Student Equality (PSU-FASE) held a silent walk to promote diversity and a socially just campus this afternoon.
Several members emphasized the peaceful nature of the walk.
Grace Delgado, a professor in the history department and the adviser for PSU-FASE, stressed the group’s commitment to promoting diversity.
The group is working on two fronts, a “peaceful, proactive front and an administrative front,” Delgado said.
PSU-FASE was formed after an incident involving the Chi Omega sorority and a photo the Panhellenic Council deemed “offensive.”
The photo pictured members of the sorority wearing ponchos and sombreros. Two members were holding signs that read “Will mow lawn for weed + beer” and “I don’t cut grass I smoke it.”
Several members have said that the formation of the group wasn't a direct response to the photo, but rather an action that's been under consideration for some time.
The walk began at Pennypacker Hall in East Residence Halls at noon and continued down Curtain Road and across campus.
PSU-FASE finished the walk at Old Main where members held several signs that read “Education Not Marginalization” and “An Injury to Faculty is an Injury to All.”