If you go to college in Arizona, your school will have a code of conduct that it expects you to comply with. If you break one of these rules, you can face a disciplinary violation that can come with severe penalties, up to and including expulsion. However, even trivial offenses can blemish your academic record and make it more difficult to get a job after you graduate.
If your disciplinary advisor is a lawyer, though, you can rely on their knowledge and expertise and greatly increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
Codes of Conduct and Disciplinary Violations
Every college in Arizona has a code of conduct. While they are all unique, most of the differences are in details: The types of conduct that they all prohibit are more or less the same.
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Title IX
One of the most severe accusations you can face while in college is for sexual misconduct. Whether the allegation is for rape, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking, the repercussions can be severe, and can even implicate the federal law, Title IX. This federal law forces schools to vigorously prosecute students who have been accused of sexual misconduct or else risk losing their federal funding. If you have been accused of sexual misconduct in Arizona, it can feel like the cards are being stacked against you.
Another serious allegation in college is for academic misconduct. This can come in a variety of forms, from forging official documents like your transcript to cheating or plagiarizing a graded assignment. Regardless, the penalties that you can face in college are severe, and can even end with you getting expelled from school. The tarnish on your academic record can prove to be an obstacle even after you graduate.
Hazing Regulations in Arizona
One disciplinary violation that has been getting a lot of media attention in recent years – both in Arizona and the rest of the U.S. – has been hazing. Initiation events by student organizations, sports teams, or fraternities can lead to disciplinary violations if they go too far and endanger the students who want to join.
Finally, one of the most common disciplinary violations that students in Arizona can commit is for underage drinking. The codes of conduct in the state are all overly concerned with alcohol on campus, detailing in excess exactly what is prohibited and exactly how offenses are investigated and handled on campus. Just because violations for alcohol consumption are common, though, does not make them trivial: They can put a black mark on your academic record that is difficult to overcome, even after you graduate.
Disciplinary Violation Advisor Joseph D. Lento
Joseph D. Lento is a student discipline defense attorney who can serve as your advisor if you have been accused of breaking your college's code of conduct in Arizona. With his help and input, you can make the decisions that are most likely to lead to a favorable outcome and protect your interests. Contact him online or by phone at 888-535-3686.
Arizona 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:
- American Indian College of the Assemblies of God, Inc.
- Argosy University Phoenix
- Argosy University Phoenix Online Division
- Arizona Christian University
- Arizona College of Allied Health
- Arizona State University
- Arizona Western College
- Brown Mackie College Phoenix
- Brown Mackie College Tucson
- Central Arizona College
- Chamberlain College of Nursing Arizona
- Chandler/Gilbert Community College
- Cochise College
- Coconino Community College
- College America Flagstaff
- CollegeAmerica Phoenix
- Collins College
- DeVry University Arizona
- Dine College
- Eastern Arizona College
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott
- Estrella Mountain Community College
- Everest College Phoenix
- Everest College Phoenix
- Fortis College Phoenix
- GateWay Community College
- Glendale Community College
- Golf Academy of America Chandler
- Grand Canyon University
- International Baptist College
- ITT Technical Institute Phoenix
- ITT Technical Institute Phoenix West
- ITT Technical Institute Tempe
- ITT Technical Institute Tucson
- Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale
- Mesa Community College
- Mohave Community College
- National Paralegal College
- Northcentral University Prescott
- Northern Arizona University
- Northland Pioneer College
- Paradise Valley Community College
- Phoenix College
- Pima Community College
- Prescott College
- Rio Salado College
- Sanford Brown College Phoenix
- Scottsdale Community College
- South Mountain Community College
- Southwest University of Visual Arts Tucson
- The Art Institute of Phoenix
- The Art Institute of Tucson
- Tohono O'Odham Community College
- University of Advancing Technology
- University of Arizona
- University of Phoenix Online Campus
- University of Phoenix Phoenix Hohokam Campus
- University of Phoenix Southern Arizona Campus
- Western International University
- Yavapai College
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, New Jersey, and New York, 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 Arizona and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.