By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Penn State’s president told state lawmakers yesterday the university will make an effort to “minimize” bad behavior linked to fraternities associated with the school. But he says it’s a challenge.READ MORE: Jason Kelce Celebrity Bartends At Ocean Drive In Sea Isle City To Raise Awareness For Eagles Autism Foundation
Fraternities have been making for some bad headlines recently, including one at Penn State accused of posting photos of nude or partly-nude women, some of whom were apparently asleep or passed out.READ MORE: Man Killed In Road Rage Shooting In Springfield Identified, Authorities Say
At state budget hearings, Penn State President Eric Barron said the school has an obligation to try to minimize such behavior, but also indicated there are limits to that.
“For example, at Penn State, those fraternity houses – if you take a fraternity example – are off campus. And we don’t own the property. And we don’t have authority over those properties. And those are adults… and we actually by law have to treat them as adults,” he said.MORE NEWS: Here's How To Help Your Pet Stay Calm, Safe During Fourth Of July Fireworks
Barron has formed a task force to examine frat issues but says with more than 95,000 students, his bet is there will always be students who do stupid and mean things.