The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä – or JYY for short – consists of the 12,000 students that currently study at the University. Once they pay the membership fee to the Student Union, they will receive their student cards and gain access to several student benefits.
The Student Union gives the student body a voice at the university as well as in the wider society. What’s more, JYY is dedicated to helping its members with all kinds of concrete problems they might face in their lives as students. If a student, for example, feels that his or her rights have been violated, has fallen victim to any kind of harassment, needs help and guidance with their financial situation or health care, the Student Union is the place and people to go to.
The Student Union invites all its members to join their decision-making and activities. With JYY, any student has a chance to participate in advocating student rights or organizing cultural and recreational events. The easiest path to full involvement are the subcommittees.