Student winter sports society is suspended over claims members simulated sex acts in university library
- Snow Sports Northumbria (SSN) members have become known for undressing
A student snow sports society famed for its cheeky stunts has been suspended amid allegations members simulated sex acts in the university library.
Snow Sports Northumbria (SSN) members have become known for undressing on the slopes during their boozy socials to resorts in the French Alps such as Val Thorens and Tignes.
Their reputation as ‘the loosest society on campus’ was founded on a viral video of a member running face-first into a lamppost during a society bash in Newcastle’s Bigg Market.
However the high jinks have, for the moment, come to an end as university bosses failed to see the funny side of student romps during their Halloween event.
An investigation has begun amid claims members of the society simulated sex acts and were caught in a state of undress in the university library.
Snow Sports Northumbria (SSN) members have become known for undressing on the slopes during their boozy socials to resorts in the French Alps such as Val Thorens and Tignes
A university source said there was ‘no actual nudity’ but behaviour was seen to be ‘improper’
A university source said: ‘Snow Sports are known for partying hard and you only have to look at their Instagram to see that they aren’t afraid get their kit off during socials and on the slopes.
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‘But some members have been getting tired of it, the snow sports have become secondary to the partying and the Halloween event went too far.
‘They were set challenges like ‘pose doggy style in the library’ and ‘get naked somewhere.’
‘The university and the Students Union have taken a dim view and their socials have been suspended while an investigation is carried out.’
Bosses at the Newcastle university say they will be interviewing everyone who signed up for the October 26 Halloween social to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
A university source said there was ‘no actual nudity’ but behaviour was seen to be ‘improper.’
A statement on behalf of Northumbria University and Northumbria Students’ Union said: ‘We are aware of an allegation of improper behaviour involving members of one of the Northumbria Students’ Union societies.
‘The University and Students’ Union takes allegations of this nature extremely seriously, and are reviewing the information presented to us in line with policies and procedures.’
All members of the society received an email from the university which said: ‘Following an incident involving Northumbria Students’ Union’sSnow Sport Society during their Halloween Social on Thursday October 26, we are writing to inform all members of measures being taken that will impact the operation of the society and all upcoming scheduled events and activities.
‘Following an initial meeting with the Students’ Union and the Society Committee, all society events have been paused while an investigation is underway and we work towards a satisfactory resolution – please be assured it is out priority to deal with this as quickly as official processes allow and I will update you as soon as possible.’
The society believes the sanctions are a threat to its existence and have lanuched a Change.org petition entitled Save Snow Sports Northumbria!
The petition urges supports to vouch for the society’s committee, saying: ‘Our committee has been built on the principles of good character, successful governance, and faith in future progress.
‘As members of the Northumbria University student community, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our society thrives and continues to provide a fulfilling student experience for all its members.
‘Our committee is deeply committed to this cause. We love our society and have poured countless hours into ensuring its success. It is not just an organization for us; it’s a personal mission. We believe in what we are doing and want nothing more than to continue providing our members with enriching experiences.’
The society declined to comment when approached by MailOnline about the alleged escapades on the Halloween Social.
The SSN Instagram account reinforces its hard-partying credentials with pictures and video clips of socials going back over the years.
A pictures from last year’s trip to Val Thorens shows SSN members stripped to the waist or down to bras forming a human pyramid as snow falls around them on the slopes.
The caption reads: ‘From ducks to dildos to OAPs (name rhymes with gooey) we hope you all had the best trip and made some weird memories. From the Amsterdam booze cruise all the way to the alps this trip is one for the books.’
SSN were singled out by the student newspaper The Tab after a member accidentally used permanent paint instead of chalk paint when he sprayed the society’s logo on the pavement outside the university.
The article began: ‘Snow Sports Northumbria are renowned for running into lampposts and generally being the loosest society on campus. And now in their latest drama the society have spray painted their name permanently onto the pavement at uni.’
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