Students who go to college in Idaho know that their college has a code of conduct that dictates what cannot be done on campus. If you violate this code of conduct, it will likely lead to an investigation that can culminate in a disciplinary violation. Contrary to popular belief, this violation can be a serious obstacle in your future, as it puts a blemish on your academic record that potential employers can see.
With a lawyer serving as your advisor throughout the disciplinary process, you can protect your professional future.
Disciplinary Violations in Idaho
Even though every college in Idaho has its own code of conduct, the differences between one university's code and another's are often in the details, as nearly all of them prohibit the same types of activities.
One activity that has garnered lots of attention lately is hazing. In a reactionary measure to keep ahead of the times, colleges in Idaho have begun to come down hard on students who are a part of initiation ceremonies that are excessively demeaning to recruits or that put them into danger. The result can be a disciplinary violation that proves difficult to shake off, as you step into the working world.
A huge portion of the average college's code of conduct deals with drinking alcohol on campus, particularly underage drinking. Drinking, after all, is one of the most popular after-hours activity in college in Idaho. Despite its popularity and its pervasiveness, you can face disciplinary action if you are caught drinking alcohol while under the age of 21.
Another activity that colleges in Idaho take very seriously is sexual misconduct. Things like harassment, sexual assault, or stalking are all disallowed in a school's code of conduct and can lead to a disciplinary violation if you are found to have done it.
Worse, though, is the fact that allegations of sexual misconduct implicate Title IX, a federal law that pressures schools to vigorously enforce its code of conduct, or risk losing the school's federal funding. The result can be a huge problem if you are the one facing the accusations.
Academic Misconduct and Cheating
Finally, Idaho's colleges all strive to protect their reputations by vigorously prosecuting students who have been accused of academic misconduct. This type of misconduct can take a variety of forms, from plagiarism to cheating to falsifying records. All of them, however, can lead to a serious disciplinary violation that can leave a mark on your academic record.
Idaho Disciplinary Violation Advisor Joseph D. Lento
Joseph D. Lento is a student discipline defense attorney who can be your advisor if you have been accused of violating your college's code of conduct in Idaho. By having him in your corner, you can show your school that you are taking your future seriously and that you will defend against the allegations you are facing to the end. Contact him online or by phone at 888-535-3686 to tap into attorney Lento's wealth of knowledge and his experience representing students who have been accused of misconduct.
Idaho 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:
- Boise Bible College
- Boise State University
- Brigham Young University Idaho
- Broadview University
- Brown Mackie College Boise
- College of Southern Idaho
- CollegeAmerica Stevens Henager College
- Eastern Idaho Technical College
- Idaho State University
- ITT Technical Institute Boise
- Lewis Clark State College
- North Idaho College
- Northwest Nazarene University
- Stevens Henager College
- The College of Idaho
- University of Idaho
- University of Phoenix Idaho Campus
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 Idaho and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.