Student Union OSAKO’s harassment contact persons are ready to listen, help and support anyone who has been harassed or has experienced or seen inappropriate behavior. Harassment contact persons have been trained by OSAKO. You can contact any of the contact persons. Campus-specific harassment contact persons are below on this page.
Here you can find a list of the current harrassment persons of every student organization, if they have been named.
OUTO – Sami Härkönen, email@example.com
Sofia Kangas, firstname.lastname@example.org
OTE – Tanja Rintakangas
OIO – email@example.com
OSASTO – Otto Kela, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maija Pelkonen, email@example.com
KULTTI – Oona Pekkarila, firstname.lastname@example.org
TOO – Saskia Rossi, email@example.com
Rene Ounaslehto, firstname.lastname@example.org
LUVA – Meri Jokilehto, email@example.com
ARKKO – Petra Alasuutari, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roosa Sainsalo, email@example.com
Nea Kortelainen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harassment contact persons are people who have been trained for their task. They are bound to secrecy, and they never act against the student’s approval. The contact person supports the student as long as needed. They never judge, but discuss with the harassed person and help solve the situation.
Contacting harassment contact persons is not an official way to report harassment, but they offer support in all stages of stopping the harassment. They know where to find help even in emergency situations and direct the student to find help. You can contact them even if you only want to discuss the harassment. All discussions with contact persons are confidential.
Harassment is always a subjective experience. Harassment is behaviour that the subject considers unwelcome; touching, comments, jokes, or otherwise inappropriate behavior.
Harassment is never the fault of the person experiencing harassment. Long-term harassment can cause depression, social isolation, and complicate studies. Harassment is a form of discrimination, and against the law of equality. If harassment takes place in a school, the school has to take action.
It is hard to judge your own behavior, so the harasser might not understand that their behavior is harassing. Often pointing out inappropriate behavior is enough, but sometimes the situation calls for other measures.