New Hampshire college and universities have what's referred to as a “code of conduct.” The code of conduct is a set of rules that are enforced to maintain a safe and disruption-free learning environment. If a student is accused of violating any of the regulations in this code, they will undergo a disciplinary proceeding to determine whether or not they are “responsible” for violating school policy.
A “responsible” determination for a violation of the code of conduct can get you in serious trouble. Trouble that not only will derail your college career, but haunt you down the line in your professional life. To maximize your chances of a favorable outcome and to ensure the process is fair, you should seek guidance from an experienced New Hampshire advisor.
Common Code of Conduct Violations
Maintaining academic integrity is a priority to most administrators. So they are adamant about enforcing rules that preserve it. Academic misconduct is any behavior that breaches a school's academic integrity policy. Plagiarism, cheating, and fabrication are some common examples of academic misconduct.
Obviously, colleges and universities have rules concerning alcohol use among students on campus. Pretty much all institutions restrict alcohol use for students under the age of 21 because it is illegal. However, some schools have restrictions concerning alcohol consumption and possession for students who are above the legal limit. But at almost every school, there will undoubtedly be consequences for providing alcoholic beverages to underage students.
Bullying behavior is discouraged on college campuses. It is characterized as any that causes substantial mental or physical harm to another student or group of students. Bullying can be carried out physically, verbally, or even electronically. It becomes pervasive when a student complains that this behavior has interfered with their ability to get their education, or has created a hostile environment for them.
A student who chooses to engage in behavior that can be perceived as lewd, disruptive or indecent may be penalized for disorderly conduct. This behavior can include a broad range of different types of conduct. A few examples of it include disturbing the peace, being inebriated in public, being reckless in a crowded area and loitering.
The unlawful possession, use, purchase, or distribution of illicit drugs, controlled substances, or paraphernalia is prohibited on all campuses.
Greek life and hazing rituals are embedded into campus culture despite ongoing controversy. If it is discovered that a ritual involves conduct that degrades, humiliates, or endangers an individual, the students involved may be at risk of being sanctioned.
Physical Misconduct / Assault / Violence
Fighting or any other types of unwanted physical violence against another person is not welcomed on campus.
New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire 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:
- Chester College of New England
- Colby Sawyer College
- Daniel Webster College
- Dartmouth College
- Franklin Pierce University
- Granite State College
- Great Bay Community College
- Hesser College
- Keene State College
- Lakes Region Community College
- Lebanon College
- Manchester Community College
- Nashua Community College
- New England College
- New Hampshire Institute of Art
- NHTI Concord's Community College
- Northeast Catholic College
- Plymouth State University
- River Valley Community College
- Rivier College
- Saint Anselm College
- Southern New Hampshire University
- St. Joseph School of Nursing
- Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester
- University of New Hampshire Main Campus
- White Mountains Community 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 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 New Hampshire and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.