Although both sexual assaults reportedly took place on Feb. 8 at Yale’s Sigma Phi Epsilon house, the fraternity had allowed another student group use of one of their rooms that night.
According to the Yale Daily News, the SigEp house was being used for an exclusive private party held by the Women in Power Society senior society. Neither the university or Yale’s SigEp chapter confirmed that the secret society was involved, but several students told the YDN that they attended WIPS annual “dominatrix” party.
Emails from the Yale Police Department to the university community stated that both alleged sexual assaults were perpetrated by acquaintances of the victims. The victims and the alleged assailants are reportedly all Yale students.