College Code of Conduct Student Defense Advisor - Oregon

If you are a student in Oregon, violating one of the rules in your college's code of conduct can lead to a disciplinary violation that carries significant penalties that can affect your life both during college and after it. Having a lawyer as your advisor during the investigation and hearing process can make a huge difference in the outcome, as it shows you are taking your future seriously, and that you mean to defend yourself against the allegation.

Codes of Conduct and Disciplinary Violations

Every college in Oregon has its own code of conduct. This code governs the students enrolled at the university and what can happen, on campus. While every school's code of conduct is unique, there are numerous themes that they all have in common. As a result, there are some types of disciplinary violations that are common across colleges, as well as certain violations that are considered very serious because of how they threaten the school's central goals.

Sexual Misconduct

Perhaps the most serious code of conduct violation that you can be accused of is sexual misconduct, which encompasses things from rape to harassment. A crucial component of a sexual misconduct charge is Title IX, the federal law that guarantees equal access to higher education, regardless of gender or orientation. Title IX pressures schools to vigorously enforce its rules that prohibit sexual misconduct, making it even more difficult to defend against allegations that you broke them.

Academic Misconduct

Allegations of academic misconduct are serious, as well, and can also get you expelled from school. If you have been accused of plagiarizing, cheating, or altering official school forms, even if you are not expelled, the blemish on your academic record can make it far more difficult to get a job after you graduate.


Recent years have seen schools take a far stricter stance on hazing, prohibiting initiation practices that excessively demean or endanger other students. If you were one of the students behind an activity that goes too far, you could face disciplinary action that tarnishes your academic record and puts an obstacle in your professional future.

Underage Drinking

The problem of underage drinking is an outsized one on college campuses in Oregon, and the excessive concern is evident from the amount of time spent in an average university's code of conduct dealing with the issue. In some cases, it can lead to disciplinary action that can drastically impact your college experience, and can even leave a lasting mark on your academic record.

Oregon Student Disciplinary 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 Oregon. These allegations are serious, and defending against them is crucial if you want to keep your reputation intact as you prepare to venture into the professional world.

Contact attorney Lento online for the legal advice and help you need to keep your academic record clean and protect your professional future.

Oregon 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:

  • Blue Mountain Community College
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Clatsop Community College
  • Columbia Gorge Community College
  • Concordia University Portland
  • Corban University
  • DeVry University Oregon
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Everest College Portland
  • George Fox University
  • Heald College Portland
  • ITT Technical Institute Portland
  • Klamath Community College
  • Lane Community College
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Portland
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Linfield College McMinnville Campus
  • Linn Benton Community College
  • Marylhurst University
  • Mount Angel Seminary
  • Mt Hood Community College
  • Multnomah University
  • New Hope Christian College
  • Northwest Christian University
  • Oregon Coast Community College
  • Oregon College of Art and Craft
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Pacific University
  • Pioneer Pacific College
  • Portland Community College
  • Portland State University
  • Reed College
  • Rogue Community College
  • Sanford Brown College Portland
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • The Art Institute of Portland
  • Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Treasure Valley Community College
  • Umpqua Community College
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Phoenix Oregon Campus
  • University of Portland
  • University of Western States
  • Warner Pacific College
  • Western Oregon University
  • Willamette 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, 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 Oregon and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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