Joint Human Rights Policy for the Order of Saint Benedict, Inc., Collegeville, and the College of Saint Benedict – II. The Law – A. Sexual Harassment – Examples of Sexual Harassment

August 28, 2013

If it meets the conditions set forth in the above definition, conduct such as the following may be considered sexual harassment:

non-verbal harassment may include suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures and visual displays;
verbal harassment may include statements (written or spoken) drawing upon sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, insults, humor or jokes emphasizing gender-specific traits or clothing, sexual propositions (including repeated unwelcome invitations to social engagements) or sexual threats;

gender-based harassment may include non-verbal, verbal or physical harassment directed at an individual or a group of individuals solely on the basis of gender, whether or not such conduct is sexual in nature.