This is why the NUS “ANNUAL SEX CAMP” will always continue

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  • Students studied really hard to get into one of Singapore’s most prestigious school – National University of Singapore a.k.a NUS.
  • Orientation camps were organised with the intention to welcome and introduce freshmen to NUS community
  • Some students said they attended the camps to make friends, but instead felt pressured to take part in increasingly sexualised activities.
  • This isn’t the first time such news has appeared in the media and neither is it the first university. And probably won’t be the last either.


Well, as much as my memory serves me, this issue has been on the news more than once and nothing seems to have changed over the years. According to trustable source, an e-mail was sent from a professor after this news broke-out.

TL;DR – The prof only sounded “disappointed” because they were caught.

Dear Students


1.         The National University of Singapore (NUS) takes an extremely serious view of the recent media reports and feedback received on instances of offensive and inappropriate orientation activities.

2.         Orientation is intended to welcome and introduce freshmen to the NUS community. The University expects that orientation activities are carried out in ways that fully respect the dignity of all participants, regardless of gender. Our students, particularly freshmen, must feel safe, secure and respected at all times during orientation. If any student elects to opt out of an orientation activity, his or her decision must be respected and adhered to.

3.         NUS does not condone any behaviour or activity that denigrates the dignity of individuals. In particular, any sexual innuendo or connotation is deemed improper.

4.         Every year, before the start of the orientation period at NUS, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) conducts briefing sessions for students involved in organising and leading orientation activities. The attendees would include student orientation leaders from NUS Students’ Union, Clubs, Societies, Freshmen Orientation Committees, project directors, and Junior Common Room Committees of Halls of Residence.

5.         During these sessions, OSA would go through the do’s and don’ts of orientation. It would be mandatory for students to go through the materials, which cite examples of inappropriate activities. The list of banned activities would be clearly conveyed and students would be made aware that offenders would face strong disciplinary action.

6.         Beyond these briefings, all proposed orientation programmes and activities must be endorsed and cleared with relevant supervisors, such as Hall Masters and Vice Deans, as well as OSA, before these are allowed to proceed. Supervisors would flag out and give instructions to student leaders to remove any inappropriate activity. Separately, from the beginning of the year, OSA had worked with the Deaneries of Faculties, and the Masters of Halls of Residence and Residential Colleges on the steps needed to ensure the appropriateness of all planned student orientation activities.

7.         We are very disappointed that in spite of all the above efforts, instances of offensive and inappropriate orientation activities have surfaced. These activities are neither approved nor endorsed. NUS takes a very serious views of these incidents and is carrying out thorough investigations. Strong disciplinary action will be taken against those found responsible.

8.         To reiterate the above message, OSA has met with student leaders of ongoing and forthcoming camps to remind them on the guidelines for acceptable orientation activities. NUS staff will also be on site at these camps.

9.         Any student who has concerns with orientation activities can contact the following staff at OSA on a strictly confidential basis:

Mr XXXXX* (Tel: +65 XXXXX; Email: XXXXXX)
Ms XXXXX (Tel: +65 XXXXX; Email: XXXXXX)

10.       I would like to assure all students that NUS is committed to providing students with a safe and secure environment that is conducive for learning and growth. Thank you.

With best wishes

*All names and contact were changed to protect the personnel involved. (Or myself from getting complained)


These guys WHO HAVE had enough…

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this guy’s got a suggestion

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others want more than just expulsion

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apparently some are “okay” with it too

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this one has more important concerns

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I am not unhappy with the games. No… seriously, if you enter a new environment and this is the first thing that you learn from your seniors and everyone else “seems okay” with it, what makes you think these newbies and freshies have the ability to put a stop to such “traditions”? Moreover, we are talking about a bunch of young adults who are probably more than just curious about the birds and bees. Of course, some are more curious than others.

However, I am very disappointed with the school. This has been brought up in the media one time too often, but yet the school’s reaction was simply to send a half-hearted email to “warn” them and tell them how disappointed they are. How difficult is it to find out who did this and make him face the consequences? Not difficult at all, but why ain’t this happening? Why didn’t the school take the necessary actions to answer to concerned parents and to members of the public?  I am not saying that I want to ruin a young adult’s life by putting him in jail, but I think there needs to be a certain form of punishment made as a statement to all to ensure that this “culture” does not carry on. A mild warning in email ain’t deterrent enough.

In case you are wondering, no, I am not regretting that I didn’t school at NUS LOL.

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4 thoughts on “This is why the NUS “ANNUAL SEX CAMP” will always continue

  1. Have you actually considered the position of NUS? I mean, here, we are talking about 18 year-olds and above, they are not kids, but young adults. So NUS took the rational position and treated them as adults by coming up with advisory guidelines and rules for them to follow. What I cannot comprehend is that the public outrage, demanding for NUS to treat adults like kids and to place them under strict supervision as though they are in Primary School.

    1. Agree, they are supposed to be grown ups but I hate to say these 18+ year olds lacked the maturity to behave like grown ups for initiative the sexualised orientation. Unfortunately, cognitive maturity is not measured by one’s chronological age.Hence, the reason why the NUS Prof needed to come out with advisory guidelines. The public outrage is understandable if they see no change to the sexualised orientation after a decade has past. We must not forget that the freshies who are harrassed emotionally or mentally by such sexualised games are either someone’s daughter or son, their parents have every right to express their opinion whether their children is a kid or an adult. Once a parent always a parent.You do not sever your ties with your children or have nothing to do with them just because they have grown up.No one should rob you of your concern for your children.

  2. Self-declared or discovered servicemen are referred to the Psychological Medicine Branch of the Headquarters of Medical Services for a thorough psychiatric assessment, which involves their parents being called in for an interview. Formerly, Category 302 personnel were not allowed to stay overnight in-camp, nor were they required to perform night duties, but these restrictions have been relaxed. “Effeminate” homosexuals are also posted to a holding list upon completion of National Service and not required to do reservist training, whilst “non-effeminate” ones have to undergo it in non-sensitive units.

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