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Satakuntalainen Osakunta (SatO, Satakunta Nation) is a community of university students with ties to the Satakunta region in Western Finland. Our members can participate in various activities ranging from sports to academic dinner parties, and are free to use our house facilities in the heart of Helsinki in Kamppi. If you have Satakunta in your heart, you will feel like home with us.
Regular activities at SatO include Wednesday night hangouts, doing sports together, choir practice, library nights, broard games and more. We also have committees and recreational clubs for organizing theme events, like a beer club, Nice club (for anything nice), Electronic Enternaimment club, and much more. We have our own home where we gather together to celebrate, organize activities and most importantly spend time together. Like in any home, our members are free to hang out, watch TV or movies, read the daily newspapers, study, use the internet, go to our gym or our library or simply be around in great company. To balance out “typical” student parties that many faculty and subject organisations host, student nations like SatO also have their own traditional parties, which combine the culture of the region and the deep-rooted traditions dating from the Middle Ages.
What is a student nation?
Student nations are interdisciplinary associations of the students of different ages and different fields, where members are usually connected by their ties to the same geographical area, in this case the Satakunta region in Western Finland, from which the name of the nation is derived. A university student from the Helsinki region can join a student nation, regardless of their study field, lifestyle and political preferences - in fact, anyone studying in a university or in a university of applied sciences is welcome to join. Often a student joins a student nation based on a municipality, student housing, hobby, or friendship or family relations.
Student nations are the oldest student organizations in Finland, with their history dating back to the 1600s. Satakunta Nation was founded in Turku in 1653. Of the 16 student nations in the region, 15 are operating under the University of Helsinki and one is under Aalto University. 11 of the nations are Finnish speaking and 5 of them use Swedish as their main language.
Want to join us?
Our membership fee is 12€ per year. When you become a member, you get an electronic key with which you can move around our house, Satakuntatalo. So, after joining you are free to use e.g. our common kitchen, TV and library. You also get a weekly info mail of everything that is going to happen the following week, and additional info mails about specific events. After joining our nation you can join different clubs and committees, attend our dinner parties and much more!
If you want to join our nation or get more information about what type of activities we arrange, you can contact our secretary of membership issues via jasensihteeri(a)satakuntatalo.fi. Or, you can simply walk into our office located in Lapinrinne 1 E1 on Wednesdays between 18-18:30.
For information and questions about our student accommodation, contact our housing board firstname.lastname@example.org