Harassment contact persons

The harassment contact person - Help for harassment experiences 

The Student Union SAMO has two harassment contact persons: Ms. Nora Yliviikari and Mr. Markus Soini. They work as support and advisers for the harassed in in harassment situations. 

Contacting Nora or Markus does not necessarily mean anything other than that the student receives an impartial listener for their worries. The Harassment contact person works by the conditions of the harassed person and take no further action without the student's consent. The only exception is where the student himself, or any other higher education community is in threat of violence. The harassment contact person work together with the schools student pastor.

If the student wishes the case can be taken forward for example by the University staff, school psychologist, student health care, school pastor or authorities. But in most cases the act of talking about the problem between the two parties resolves the situation.  

If you are being harassed or you have questions about harassment don't be afraid to contact  Nora or Markus by email or phone! All conversations are confidential and you can also contact Nora or Markus anonymously. 
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An email address that goes to them both is:

Markus Soini
040- 831 8673



Nora Yliviikari
040- 0638 027

What is harassment?

Harassment is behavior that the harassed finds unpleasant. It can be connected to the ethnicity, sexuality, wealth, religion, physical features or gender. University bullying and harassment also counts as harassment. The harassment can also happen through emails or other notes.

Every student has the right to equal treatment as a part of the University's community. They have the right for physical and mental integrity and social support during their studies. Under the equality law students can not be sorted out based on their characteristics. The equality law also should ensure gender equality in the studies.

The harasser is most often another student but also teachers and other members of the school staff can be guilty of harassment. It is usually because of a power relationship it creates a intimidating, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment in the everyday life of the student. Harassment can happen to a single person or a larger group.