College Code of Conduct Student Defense Advisor - Colorado

Universities in Colorado of all sorts have their own codes of conduct, prohibiting certain kinds of activities by students and by others while on-campus. Violating one of the numerous rules contained in these codes can lead to a disciplinary violation that can put such a dark blemish on your academic record that it can impact your first steps into the professional world after graduating.

One of the best ways to defend against an allegation of a disciplinary violation is to have a lawyer, like student discipline defense attorney Joseph D. Lento, acting as your advisor throughout the investigation and hearing process.

Codes of Conduct and Disciplinary Violations

Each school in Colorado has its own code of conduct. However, just because they all have their own unique code does not mean that they have absolutely nothing in common. In fact, most codes of conduct used by colleges in the state have provisions that are so similar that they are nearly interchangeable.

Academic Misconduct

All colleges maintain their reputation as an academic institution by demanding their students abide by rules of academic integrity. Cheating on an exam, plagiarizing a paper, or forging or falsifying official school documentation can all lead to allegations of academic misconduct, which can stain your academic record and prove to be an obstacle upon graduation.

Sexual Misconduct

Another serious disciplinary violation you can be accused of is sexual misconduct. Stalking, harassment, sexual assault, or rape are all instances that can not only violate a school's code of conduct but Title IX, as well. This can lead to severe repercussions, as Title IX can pressure your school into vigorously enforcing its rules against sexual misconduct, or risk losing its federal funding.

Hazing Students

Recent incidents from Colorado and across the country have led colleges and universities to come down hard on initiation procedures for student organizations, fraternities, and sports teams. When those initiations involve conduct that can excessively degrade or endanger initiates, it can constitute hazing, which can lead to disciplinary action against those behind the activity.


Perhaps the most common kind of disciplinary violation in college is one that involves alcohol. Underage drinking is frequently a predominant concern in a college's code of conduct, taking up far more space in the rules than one would expect. However, many schools do not just penalize those under 21 for drinking on campus – many schools in Colorado prohibit alcohol of all kinds, even to adults and graduate students.

Colorado Disciplinary Violation Advisor Joseph D. Lento

If you are a student in Colorado and are being accused of breaking your school's code of conduct, the disciplinary violation you could face can have an outsized impact on your future. Especially in today's hyper-competitive job market, potential employers have been known to use past transgressions as a reason not to hire someone.

Hiring a lawyer to advise you through the disciplinary process can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Student discipline defense attorney Joseph D. Lento can help. Contact him online or by phone at 888-535-3686.

Colorado 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:

  • Adams State College
  • Aims Community College
  • American Sentinel University
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Argosy University Denver
  • Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
  • Boulder College of Massage Therapy
  • College America Colorado Springs
  • College America Denver
  • College America Fort Collins
  • Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Heights University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Colorado School of Healing Arts
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village
  • Colorado Technical University Online
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Denver School of Nursing
  • DeVry University Colorado
  • Ecotech Institute
  • Everest College Aurora
  • Everest College Colorado Springs
  • Everest College Thornton
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Front Range Community College
  • Institute of Business and Medical Careers
  • ITT Technical Institute Aurora
  • ITT Technical Institute Westminster
  • Johnson & Wales University Denver
  • Jones International University
  • Lamar Community College
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Morgan Community College
  • Naropa University
  • National American University Centennial
  • National American University Colorado Springs
  • National American University Colorado Springs South
  • National American University Denver
  • Nazarene Bible College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Platt College Aurora
  • Prince Institute Rocky Mountains
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Redstone College
  • Regis University
  • Remington College Colorado Springs Campus
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
  • The Art Institute of Colorado
  • Trinidad State Junior College
  • United States Air Force Academy (exempt from Title IX and the Clery Act)
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Phoenix Colorado Campus
  • University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Westwood College Denver North
  • Westwood College Denver South

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 Colorado and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.