Adrienne Chalmers was a student in 1980 when the Glasgow University Union (GUU) was still a male-only preserve.
With other campaigners, she protested against the rule preventing women from joining the GUU, and that same year the ban was overturned.
At the time, she felt the university had taken a significant step towards equal rights for women on campus, but the latest allegations to rock the union have reignited her campaign.
Ms Chalmers, 54, has written to Glasgow University principal Anton Muscatelli recounting her experiences from the past and urging him to act to prevent further damage to the institution's reputation.
The scandal blew up last week when two women taking part in a debate at the GUU were booed and subjected to cries of "shame woman" when they stood up to discuss a motion.
Visiting debaters Rebecca Meredith, of Cambridge University, and Marlena Valles, of Edinburgh University, said when they approached one of the men involved he shouted: "Get that woman out of my union".
The incidents sparked a wave of public concern and widespread condemnation of sexist attitudes.
In her letter to Mr Muscatelli, Ms Chalmers, who now lives in Edinburgh, describes her time at the university in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The former voluntary sector manager remembers the GUU hosting weekly pornographic films as well as hiring strippers.
Debates held by the GUU were often deliberately provocative. One focusing on "rape as a female fantasy" was advertised on posters throughout the university.
"I was an undergraduate when the GUU was forced to admit women into its main premises for purposes other than cleaning or stripping," she said.
"In advance of that happy day, I was present at many a picket of the GUU and had various missiles thrown down on me from their battlements, including urine and giblets.
"I was also in the Beer Bar the first Sunday after the GUU was finally forced to admit women, and had the umbrella I was using to shield myself from beer slashed by broken glass."
Ms Chalmers said members of the public hearing about the latest allegations would be "mystified and horrified" in equal proportion.
"How bad does this make the whole university look to the rest of the world? What are you going to do about it?" she added.
A spokesman for Glasgow University said: " If any students are found to have breached our code of conduct, then appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken against them."
Meanwhile, the Glasgow law firm where one of the alleged perpetrators, David Tait, works as a trainee solicitor said he denied the allegations.
A spokesman for Maclay Murray & Spens said: "We understand David Tait denies these accusations and is seeking legal advice."
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