Declaration of equality

”No one may be discriminated against on the basis of age, origin, nationality, language, religion, belief, opinion, political activity, trade union activity, family relationships, state of health, disability, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics. Discrimination is prohibited, regardless of whether it is based on a fact or assumption concerning the person him/herself or another.” (Non-Discrimination Act 1325/2014 § 8)

With this declaration, we want to show that everyone in the Student Union of the University of Oulu has the right to be themselves and to be treated as an equal member of the student community. We also want everyone to have the same opportunities to participate in community activities, and we will do our best to take different constraints into account when planning activities.  

We want our community to respect human rights and ensure that they are not violated in any situation. Respect for others in the community is everyone’s responsibility, and together we want to make the student community a safe and fair place for everyone to work.  

We will work to make this happen: 


  • We have a Safer Space Policy in place at all our events to ensure that everyone can safely attend events just as they are. To make this happen, we have harassment contact persons at our events.
  • We provide information about accessibility at events. Events are primarily held in facilities that are accessible.
  • Our communication is bilingual and is carried out through different channels to make it accessible to all. We are bound by the accessibility requirements of the Digital Accessibility Act and will implement them in our communication. 
  • We work to promote the use of harassment contact persons in our community by providing training to organisations on the subject.
  • We are actively working to identify and address issues of harassment. 
  • Every student has equal opportunities to study and live in Oulu.