Rotary District 5340, like Rotary International, maintains a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment. We aim to create an environment where all members, regardless of gender or identity, are able to be a part of Rotary free from any unwelcome sexual attention that is offensive, humiliating or intimidating.
Rotary's Code of Policies specifically spells out:
2.120. Conduct for Rotary Events and Activities 
Rotary is committed to maintaining an environment that promotes safety, courtesy, dignity, and respect. All Rotary club members and individuals attending or participating in Rotary events or activities have the right to an environment free of harassment, including unwelcome physical contact, advances, or comments. 
Rotarians and their guests shall demonstrate good character, integrity, and leadership by fostering a professional environment at club events and activities. 
Allegations of unwelcome physical contact, advances, or comments at Rotary events or activities shall be reviewed by the club board and responded to within a reasonable timeframe. If the offending individual is a member of the club board, he or she is expected to recuse himself or herself from the discussion. 
Any allegation of criminal behavior should be referred to local law enforcement. 
Failure to adequately address allegations of inappropriate behavior may be referred to the district governor. (June 2017 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 177) 

Sexual harassment may include (but is not limited to):
  • Unnecessary familiarity, such as brushing against another person
  • Offensive gestures, staring, ogling, or leering
  • Sexual propositions or continual requests or invitations
  • Physical contact, such as touching or grabbing
  • Displays of sexually graphic material
  • Crude or suggestive jokes
  • Unsolicited comments about a person's personal or sex life
  • Physical intimidation, such as invading another person's space or blocking the way
  • Comments based on gender stereotypes
Sexual harassment may involve adults or children. Anyone, regardless of gender, can be sexually harassed. Disciplinary action may be taken against a member engaging in such conduct.
All Rotary members have a responsibility to:
  • Understand what constitutes sexual harassment
  • Refrain from this behavior
  • Discourage any such behavior of which they become aware
Rotary Club Presidents have a responsibility to:
  • Listen and provide support to complainants
  • Resolve the matter informally, locally, or
  • Refer the matter to the District Governor, if unresolved.
The Rotary District Governor will address unresolved complaints referred from clubs or members. All inquiries or complaints will be taken seriously, and be dealt with confidentially and promptly. 
Sexual harassment has no place within Rotary.