Erikeepperi ry is the organization for students who study special education. Erikeepperi was founded in 2004. Erikeepperi is a small but active organization. We like to care for our students in every way we can. We take care of our students rights and organize fun parties and events related to our studies, for example sing language evenings and training on how to face a student behaving aggressively. We also organize specialist lectures and evenings where we discuss topics of current interest in the field of special education. Previous topics have been Asperger’s syndrome and bullying. When it’s possible, we like to organize these events together with Hyero (the organization for students with learning difficulties in the University of Helsinki). It’s very important for us to offer our students various activities where we can get to know each other and have fun together! Every year Erikeepperi organizes casual get-togethers, parties, sitsit’s and sport and culture activities. Traditional Erikeepperi events are Fuksisitsit in the autumn and Kämppäappro in the spring.
Fuksisitsit (Freshmen’s sitsit): Sitsit for the freshmen, where you can learn how to behave on sitsit and what’s it all about! Also a very good opportunity for exchange students to learn about sitsit, if you don’t have this tradition in your home country! Sitsit is a academic party, in which we eat a three course dinner, drink some wine and sing drinking songs. Often there is also a theme to which people dress. There is also an etiquette you must follow or you will be punished! ;)
Kämppäappro (Apartment appro): Normally in an appro you go from a pub to another and collect stamps for every drink you drink. In our Kämppäappro we visit the apartments of our members! The event usually has a theme, and in every apartment there’s a little activity. In 2014 when Erikeepperi celebrated it’s 10th birthday, we had a childrens party, teenage house party, 30th birthday party with wine and cheeses, and a 80th birthday party with delicious sandwich cake. :P
We have had exchange students in our events before, and we warmly welcome everyone! People often drink alcohol in our events, but many also choose not to drink. It doesn’t matter if you can’t speak Finnish, we can speak English! If it’s a bigger event and it’s not possible for everyone to speak English one of our members can act as your translator (Everyone is usually very eager to).
If you have any questions you can contact the board of Erikeepperi at firstname.lastname@example.org