Reporting inappropriate conduct in Aalto – information about Investigation on fashion programme

Do you know who to contact if you encounter inappropriate behavior at Aalto University against the Aalto Code of Conduct? Learn who to contact and who will help.
Information about the ARTS Fashion program inquiry and instructions for ARTS students to contact if they wish to report previously unreported cases.

Reporting inappropriate conduct in Aalto – information about Investigation on fashion programme

Aalto University’s Code of Conduct summarises the principles of fair play and integrity that govern our activities and behaviour. The commitment to equality, impartiality and respect for others means that everyone has the right to enjoy a safe university environment. It is the responsibility of each member of the Aalto community to act in accordance with common policies and to report when they suspect that the policies are being violated.

If you experience harassment or inappropriate conduct during teaching or in any study-related situation, you can notify your teacher who has the responsibility to intervene. If inappropriate conduct continues or if the teacher himself/herself acts inappropriately, please contact the manager of academic affairs at your own school. For more instructions, please visit

If necessary, you can also directly contact the University’s Head of Legal.  Contact information can be found at Currently, Kristiina Kemetter is the University’s Head of Legal. Email addresses have the form of [email protected]. Please note that the University will not take action on the basis of anonymous contact.

If you suspect that the situation meets the criteria for a crime, please contact the police.

Investigation on fashion programme

Aalto University has launched a thorough investigation into the allegations of inappropriate conduct related to the fashion programme. The investigation reviews the history, events and actions of the fashion programme. At the same time, relevant comments made by other persons on social media, for example, will also be investigated.

The investigation is carried out by the University’s Legal and HR Services staff, who question students and other persons involved either in writing or in person. If you have witnessed or experienced inappropriate conduct that you have not yet reported and wish to bring to the attention of the investigators, please contact Legal Counsels Anni Tuomela or Maiju Wickström at the University’s Legal Services. In order to further the investigation, please contact the legal counsels with your own name. If you wish, you can also bring the issue to the attention of Dean Tuomas Auvinen. Email addresses have the form of [email protected]. If you have already submitted a report, you do not need to submit a new one. The information you have provided has been forwarded to investigators if you have given your permission.

Student Union’s harassment contact persons

There are two harassment contact persons at Aalto University Student Union who help and advise students. You can get in touch with the harassment contact persons if you have experienced or witnessed harassment, need help in resolving harassment situations or simply want to talk about inappropriate conduct that you have encountered. You can also contact the harassment contact persons if you are not sure whether the situation you faced was harassment. Contacts with harassment contact persons are confidential and will not lead to further action unless the person so wishes.

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