Connecticut Academic Misconduct Advisor

Academic integrity is the key to a thriving learning environment. This is why colleges and universities place an emphasis on implementing rules that preserve academic integrity. If students fail to comply with these rules, the consequences can affect your education future and your professional future as well.

This is why it's important for students accused of academic misconduct to seek the help of an attorney advisor. An experienced legal professional can help you clear your name, and avoid getting you a record for employers and outside institutions to see.

What is Academic Misconduct?

Connecticut colleges and universities enforce rules to maintain academic integrity. They are intended to keep students accountable and transparent with respect to creating their own scholastic words and honoring the works of others. Any actions that break these rules is considered academic misconduct.

Academic Misconduct Violations

Plagiarism: the use of the intellectual material in an academic work created by another without acknowledging the source.

  • Passing off the words, ideas, or concepts of another person as your own
  • Using the work of another in your work without properly crediting them. Proper acknowledgment is known as citing the source. Citing must be done correctly, and credit must be given with every direct quote, any paraphrased idea, summary, or information that isn't considered common knowledge.

Cheating: displaying deceit, fraud, or dishonesty during an academic exercise.

  • Using unauthorized materials, notes, prepared answers, or concealed information to complete an exam, project, or essay.
  • Having a stand-in take an exam for you, or standing in for someone else
  • Allowing another person to write a paper or complete a project for you
  • Copying from others during an exam
  • Sharing answers from a take-home exam unless specifically authorized by an instructor

Fabrication/Falsification: Inventing or modifying information in an academic exercise.

  • Making up people, events or interactions to complete an assignment
  • Creating or altering citations for a paper

Complicity: intentionally aiding or attempting to aid another student to perform academically dishonest acts.

  • Letting another student use your ID to access a restricted lab or library


Administrators see academic misconduct as one of the most serious violations that can ever be committed in school settings. This is why they impose relatively harsh consequences for academic misconduct. So harsh, that they tend to extend beyond college sanctioning, and into a student's professional life. Many jobs prospects will have access to a student's academic record and will question the integrity of those who's acquired an academic misconduct violation. Government jobs, professions in law, and careers in academia are examples of potential prospects that may use this violation to deny candidates of employment.

Connecticut Academic Misconduct Advisor

A finding of responsibility for academic misconduct can jeopardize the academic and professional goals you or your college student have set. If you value the investment you've made into your education and your professional future, contacting a skilled student defense attorney is a must. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped students who've acquired serious academic misconduct charges recover from these allegations, and he can do the same for you. Contact him today for more information.

Connecticut colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

State Universities:

State-Run Colleges:

Federal-Level Military Academy

Private Colleges and Universities

For-Profit Colleges

It is an unfortunate reality that academic misconduct charges can unfortunately change an accused student's life if not properly addressed, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Connecticut and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Academic Attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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