Every college in Kentucky has a set of rules, formally known as a “code of conduct.” In this code is a set of rules that are put in place to maintain a safe and disruption-free campus environment. At each school, this code will obviously look different, so check your school's student handbook for clarification on the rules you're expected to follow.
At the majority of schools in Kentucky, accusations for violating any of the rules within the code of conduct will lead to a disciplinary proceeding. The ultimate goal of a proceeding, whether it is conducted in the form of a hearing or any other process, is to determine whether or not an accused student is “responsible” for violating school rules. It's very important for accused students to understand that a responsible determination for even a seemingly minor violation can get you in serious trouble. Trouble that has proven to not only derail the progress you've made in your college career but your professional life down the line as well.
All disciplinary violation allegations, regardless of how serious or minor they may seem, should be taken seriously. If you've been accused of a violation, don't hesitate to seek guidance from an experienced Kentucky advisor.
Common Code of Conduct Violations
Academic misconduct is one of the most common violations that students are accused of committing. Cheating on a test, plagiarizing in an essay, or merely being complicit in any act that could constitute academic misconduct could lead to consequences as severe as expulsion.
Since underage drinking is illegal in all states, virtually all colleges and universities enforce rules concerning alcohol use by students under the age of 21 on campus. But some institutions take their rules a step further by restricting access to alcohol for all attending students regardless of age. Of course, there are also consequences for providing alcoholic beverages to students who are underage.
Bullying is defined as any act that causes substantial physical or emotional harm to another student or group of students. In most schools, bullying behavior is only punishable if it is pervasive. If this conduct creates a hostile an environment, it is deemed as pervasive and therefore punishable.
The unlawful use, possession, purchase, or distribution of illicit drugs, controlled substances, or paraphernalia is prohibited on all campuses.
Hazing rituals are still a big part of campus despite the controversy that always surrounds greek life. But they only lead to trouble if they get out of hand. If it is discovered that a ritual contains conduct that endangers, humiliates, or degrades another individual, those behind initiation procedures will be put at risk of being sanctioned.
Physical Misconduct / Assault / Violence
Fighting or any other types of unwanted physical violence aimed at another person is not welcomed on campus.
Kentucky Disciplinary Violation Advisor
The help of an attorney advisor is invaluable in the disciplinary process. National 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.
Kentucky 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:
- Alice Lloyd College
- Asbury University
- Ashland Community and Technical College
- ATA College
- Beckfield College Florence
- Bellarmine University
- Big Sandy Community and Technical College
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College
- Brescia University
- Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville
- Brown Mackie College Louisville
- Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky
- Campbellsville University
- Centre College
- Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
- Daymar College Bellevue
- Daymar College Bowling Green
- Daymar College Louisville
- Daymar College Louisville
- Daymar College Madisonville
- Daymar College Online
- Daymar College Owensboro
- Daymar College Paducah Main
- Daymar College Scottsville
- DeVry University Kentucky
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
- Gateway Community and Technical College
- Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky
- Hazard Community and Technical College
- Henderson Community College
- Hopkinsville Community College
- ITT Technical Institute Lexington
- ITT Technical Institute Louisville
- Jefferson Community and Technical College
- Kentucky Christian University
- Kentucky Mountain Bible College
- Kentucky State University
- Kentucky Wesleyan College
- Lincoln College of Technology Florence
- Lindsey Wilson College
- Madisonville Community College
- Maysville Community and Technical College
- MedTech College Lexington Campus
- Mid Continent University
- Midway College
- Morehead State University
- Murray State University
- National College Lexington
- Northern Kentucky University
- Owensboro Community and Technical College
- Saint Catharine College
- Simmons College of Kentucky
- Somerset Community College
- Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Spalding University
- Spencerian College
- Spencerian College Lexington
- Sullivan College of Technology and Design
- Sullivan University
- Thomas More College
- Transylvania University
- Union College
- University of Kentucky
- University of Louisville
- University of Phoenix Louisville Campus
- University of Pikeville
- University of the Cumberlands
- West Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Western Kentucky 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 Kentucky and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.