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At Penn State, One Woman’s Rule At Fraternity Parties: Don’t Go Upstairs

When Bridget Winch went to parties at Kappa Delta Rho, she observed one rule: Never go upstairs. The petite Penn State sophomore, an engineering major with daisies painted on her fingernails, said men at the stone mansion culled guests at the door, admitting mostly women.

Inside, she and others said, the brothers plied female guests with bottomless cups of Natural Light while a DJ blasted pop hits in the beer-soaked basement. And at a rager last fall, Winch said, several KDR brothers sidled up as she danced under the strobe lights and asked: Want to go upstairs?