Members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County allegedly invited women to a darkened basement on campus, blindfolded them at the door, seated them in chairs, then kissed and touched them in a sexual manner.
A resident assistant walked into the room and smelled baby oil. A fraternity member told her they were giving free massages.
According to university records obtained by The Baltimore Sun, they called it "Ladies Appreciation Night."
The incident, reported anonymously by a female student in April 2013, was one of dozens of instances of alleged improper conduct by student organizations investigated by the state's 12 public universities during the past three school years.
University officials said the student declined to participate in an investigation and they could not corroborate the allegations. But they cited the chapter for disobeying the resident assistant's instruction to halt the event because it was making students uncomfortable. A university official also notified Kappa Alpha Psi's national office that there was enough evidence to charge individuals with violating the student code, and encouraged the organization to look into the matter.
Tkacik said the university employee told university officials, but could not persuade the student to cooperate with the investigation.
"The victim did not want to come forth, did not want to be involved in any of the investigation," Tkacik said. "We couldn't corroborate it. To some degree our investigating office felt like their hands were tied, they couldn't get the information they needed."