Monday 22 July 2019

DCU society suspended from events after frat-style games in which some students performed 'nude acts'

DCU (stock image)
DCU (stock image)
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

A SOCIETY at Dublin City University has been suspended from all social events after some of its members engaged in explicit frat-style games.

The Accounting and Finance Society recently hosted an EGM for first years in which students performed “nude acts” and kissing challenges.

According to student publication ‘College View’, tasks included students having to “shift”, or kiss each other.

Another round involved participants singing different songs while stripping off their clothes and, in one case, another student’s top.

In a statement, the A&F Society apologised to any member offended and pledged that such activity will not happen again.

"Due to the misconduct at our EGM on Thursday October 4, A&F has been suspended from social activity for semester one of this year, which includes the A&F European Mystery Tour.

"Because of this, ticket sales, scheduled for the 17th October, have been postponed.  A&F will ensure that this does not happen again and would like to take this opportunity to apologise to any member who was offended by last weeks EGM.

"We will continue to run accounting grinds, networking sessions and other non social activities during semester one."

DCU Students’ Union offered support to anyone negatively affected.

"DCU Students’ Union denounces the events that took place at a student society event on Thursday 04, October 2018.

"Campus life at DCU is renowned for its vibrancy and diversity contributing to the overall development of our students and we are shocked and disappointed to see the actions of one cohort of students hamper this. 

"DCU Students’ Union works very hard to promote and foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging amongst the student body and the conduct of students at this meeting completely impedes this culture. It also overshadows the valuable work being undertaken by the University community to provide a safe and equal environment for all to study in."

Irish Independent

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