A Snapchat group “The Brohood” has been uncovered by a North-East College student, who posted the screenshot on Twitter. The message states that the group is for a select few 18+ men to “Share, receive & enjoy filthy girls of both Aberdeen universities” and to “Respect the bro code”. The recipient’s reply to the vulgar offer was to “do one”. Both Aberdeen universities have released statements.
RGU stated: “We have been made aware of this situation & will assist the authorities in any investigation.
“Respectfulness is a key element of RGU’s culture & the university does not condone this behaviour.
“We have a number of support services available to any of our students who may have been affected."
An Aberdeen University spokesperson voiced the same type of statement: “The university strongly condemns the material that we have been made aware is circulating on social media.”
The University then urged their students to use the support provided if affected.
Not much is yet known of the group or it’s members, except for the username "nobouri94" spreading the vile invitations, which many male university goers admit to receiving. The display name, however, seems to be continuously changing since being caught out, going from “Brnou95” to "BraHd19". This initial research suggests that the culprit is likely to be a male aged between 19-25 in attendance of one of the cities universities.
Other students have chimed in in the bid to expose the potential leader of the illicit image sharing platform. Twitter user @geeenz thanked the user who shared the screenshot stating: “ty for sharing and not just turning a blind eye like many would do.”
Another user stated: “at least someone has enough respect for girls.”
This scandal comes not long after students at Warwick University were banned for group chats threatening to rape fellow students.
An RGU:Union spokesperson said "We work alongside the University to build a safe and respectful environment throughout the student community at RGU, with our recently launched Speak Up Speak Out campaign aiming to tackle and eliminate instances of unacceptable behaviour, including the sharing of indecent images. Any students with concerns relating to this issue are encouraged to contact the Union’s advice department to speak to our trained student advisors."