As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and the Supreme Court, an Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee has been established by ST PAULS COLLEGE to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere for the staff and students of the College.
- To prepare a detailed plan of action, both short and long term to address issues pertaining to safety of all persons on campus
- To Develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment.
- To create a secure physical and social environment that deters acts of sexual harassment
- To ensure a safe environment for students and staff
Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour either directly or by implication, such as:
- Verbal or physical threats
- Insulting, abusive, embarrassing or patronizing behaviour or comments
- Offensive gestures, language, rumours, gossip or jokes
- Humiliating, intimidating, demeaning and/or persistent criticism
- Open hostility
- Suggestive comments or body language
- Isolation or exclusion from normal work or study place
- Publishing, circulating or displaying pornographic, racist, sexually suggestive or offensive pictures or other materials
- Unwanted physical contact ranging from an invasion of space to a serious assault
- Unsavoury remarks
- Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment
- Innuendos and taunts
- Gender-based insults or sexist remarks
- Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner
- Unsolicited physical touch or molestation
- Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy
Roles and responsibilities:
- The complainant will have to submit a written and signed complaint addressed to the Coordinator of the Cell.
- The Coordinator will call the complainant for a personal meeting, usually within a week from the submission of the written complaint.
- The members of the Cell will discuss the complaint.
- If the case falls outside the purview of the Cell, the complaint will be informed to the Principal.
- If the case comes within the purview of the Cell, an enquiry committee will be set up and the committee will submit a report and recommend the action to be taken by the Principal.
- If any legal action is required, the complaint will be forwarded to the police with the help of an advocate.