College students attending Delaware higher education institutions must abide by their school's code of conduct. Actions that could possibly violate the code of conduct will be penalized in most schools via disciplinary action. The outcomes of disciplinary proceedings can lead to serious repercussions that have the ability to jeopardize a student's college career and haunt them in their professional lives.
This is why students facing accusations of a disciplinary violation should seek representation from an experienced Delaware attorney advisor.
Common Code of Violations
Every institution is different, so there naturally will be varying rules at each school. Most colleges and universities have dozens of regulation for students to adhere to. But in my experience as an attorney advisor, here are some of the most commonly charged code of conduct violations:
Academic integrity is at the center of a thriving learning environment. This is why schools impose regulations with efforts to preserve academic integrity in all scholastic feats and endeavors. If students fail to comply with these rules, they may be accused of academic misconduct, an outright violation of most schools' code of conduct. There are numerous forms of this type of conduct, including plagiarism, fabrication, plagiarism, complicity and more.
Many schools have rules concerning alcohol possession and consumption on campus. Some institutions may restrict alcohol use for students under the age of 21, whereas others may have restrictions on on-campus alcohol use regardless of age. At most schools, there will be repercussions for providing alcohol to students who are underage.
Disorderly conduct is defined as engaging in lewd, disruptive, and indecent behavior, regardless of intent. Any actions that disturb the peace of the campus community will be characterized as disorderly conduct.
Hazing rituals still take place on many colleges and universities. But these rituals will be considered a disciplinary violation if it is discovered that this conduct degrades, endangers, or humiliates the physical or mental health of another.
The rates of sexual misconduct are alarmingly high on campuses across the country. Any actions that could potentially constitute sexual misconduct - sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape etc. - is a violation of every school's code of conduct and Title IX.
Theft is taking or attempting to take the property of another without their consent. There are many different types of theft that are determined based on certain circumstances.
A “responsible” outcome via disciplinary proceeding may lead to repercussions as serious as suspension or even expulsion. This is why it's crucial for accused students to remember that they are entitled to due process rights. With so much at stake, the only surefire way to ensure the process is equitable, and that your rights are protected is to retain an attorney advisor to be in your corner throughout the disciplinary process.
Delaware Disciplinary Violation Advisor
For respondents especially, the assistance of an attorney advisor is invaluable in the disciplinary process. Student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento has the skill, experience, and expertise to help you preserve your entitled rights under your school's policy. For a case evaluation or more information about his representation, contact him online or give him a call at 888-535-3686 today.
Delaware colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's disciplinary violation advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Delaware College of Art and Design
- Delaware State University
- Goldey–Beacom College
- University of Delaware
- Wesley College
- Widener University–Delaware Campus
- Wilmington University
College disciplinary violations can impact an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities 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 student advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Delaware and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.