“All I wanted was to make new friends. I wonder why we even have such activities?” said a student.
New enrolled students at the National University of Singapore are raging over bizarre and unethical practices during their student orientation. It has been reported that students are being forced into highly sexualized activities at orientation camps organized by NUS Students’ Union which are lead by seniors of the university.
Initially, students joined the camp to be able to meet new friends and acquaintances but tables are turned once inappropriate and indecent questions or activities start to pop up. Students are pressured to endure these unethical activities.
Apparently there is an activity called Burning Bridges, where inappropriate and explicit questions get thrown to students, this sometimes causes the freshmen to leave the campsite as it gets extremely uncomfortable.
Some of the example of questions that arises, ” Which of the guy’s semen would you prefer to drink?” , “Who among the girls is the sluttiest?” ” Who would never get married and die alone?”
Everything about this orientation camp is being sexualized, even their group chants included references to the male private parts. What is even more amazing is that, apparently it has been a tradition passed down from previous batches, a student claimed.
Despite the complaints that built up over the years, this disgusting practices still continues.
The new students are too afraid to voice out during the rituals, as they are worried it might affect their social life in the university.
“I didn’t even know where they were touching. It was so physical. I ended up in pain, and it was a scary experience,” said a female student.
One of the games is claimed to force a male and female student to act out an incestuous rape scene. It is a scene where, the girl had to lie on the floor, then the guy pretends to kick open a door and says, ” Kor kor ( older brother ) coming” in which, the girl has to reply, ” Mei mei (younger sister) don’t want,” The guy then kicks open her legs and does push-ups while laying on top of her.
The freshmen are traumatized by these games.
The Association of Women for Action and Research ( Aware) had released a statement labeling such activities as ” alienating rather than bonding”, with criminal lawyers saying cases should have been filed and the police should have been notified.
A NUS spokesperson said, ” The University takes violations of the Student Code of Conduct very seriously. Disciplinary action will be taken against students who breach these guidelines.”
This unethical ceremony has been taking place over the years and for the victims, it’s a representation of a scar embedded forever in their lives.