Harassment contact persons

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.

 

You can also contact the harassment contact persons by e-mail at hairinta@osakoweb.fi

Helena Hirvaskoski

Edustajiston puheenjohtajan henkilökuva

Marcell Rotán

Harassment contact persons of student organizations

Kontinkangas campus and Linnanmaa campusHarassment contact persons from student organizations will be trained during August and new harassment contact persons will be updated on the page afterward. Before that, you can contact OSAKO’s harassment contact persons directly if necessary.

What contact persons do?

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.

What is harassment?

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.