The Student Union of JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMKO) is a trusteeship and services organization, founded in 2005, whose purpose is to act as a means to a better education and a sense of comprehensive well-being for all students of the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The student union acts as a link between its members and advocates to further the civil, social and intellectual pursuits of students, as well as the rights of its members in regard to the status of students both at the local and the national level. The student union offers student benefits, events, free time activities, counseling and trusteeship to its members. By becoming a member of the student union, the student receives an official student card, which entitles her/him to a variety of local and national benefits and discounts.
Student union activity is based on the student union article 41§ of the university of applied science law. The mission of the student union is to choose student members to the multi-member organs mentioned under subsection 4 of the university of applied science law, choose student members to Student financial aid committee of the UAS mentioned in the Student Financial Aid Act and to participate in other functions of the university of applied sciences.
JAMKO is a member of the The Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences – SAMOK ry and the Finnish Students Sports Federation (OLL).