Associations activity is an extremely important factor as a booster to a student’s well-being and activity and as the upkeeper of student culture. Association actives are the foundation of operations. With their own voluntariness they create possibilities for fun, interesting and captivating activity. In addition to this, each association has its own advocacy-related task through which students’ everyday life is supported.

During the year each association active will face their own challenges for which it can take a lot of time and resources from the actors to find solutions. At times taking care of your responsibilities in an association can feel difficult and that’s why it’s important that you’re not left alone with these issues.

JYY wants to support the associations with their important work. To the associations working in its domain, JYY also offers the possibility to ask a member of the Board of Executives or the Member Services Secretary to their meeting or the associations actors can schedule an appointment with the Member Services Secretary. You can approach members responsible for associations or the Member Services Secretary with your requests via email. Of course, the Member Services Secretary’s door is also always open without a scheduled appointment during the Central Office’s opening hours!

Associations and associations actors can approach the Member Services Secretary for example in the following matters:

  • validation of the associations’ advocacy role
  • organization legislation
  • regulation changes
  • organization administration and finances
  • activity inspection
  • meeting practices, preparation of meeting documents
  • activity planning and implementation
  • forming and registering a new association
  • JYY’s operations
  • news of your association
  • anything related to your association



Registration forms for subject associations and hobby organisations (below).

Member Services Secretary
Petro Pitkänen
050 430 6747


Board Member Responsible for Associations:
Olli Puhtimäki