College Code of Conduct Student Defense Advisor - Washington, DC

Washington, DC is home to colleges and universities that likely have what's known as a “code of conduct.” A code of conduct is a set of rules enforced in an effort to maintain a safe campus community. At each school, the code will look different. So check your school's student handbook for clarification on the rules you are expected to follow.

In the event that a student is accused of violating any of the rules within 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 seemingly minor violation after a disciplinary proceeding can get a student in serious trouble. Trouble that can not only jeopardize their the progress they've made in their college career but their professional lives down the line as well.

If you are a student facing disciplinary violation allegations, they should be taken seriously. With that being said, you shouldn't hesitate to seek guidance from an experienced Washington DC advisor. An attorney advisor's presence in your case makes all the difference between an inequitable process and fair results.

Common Code of Conduct Violations


Since underage drinking is illegal in all states, virtually all colleges and universities enforce rules pertaining to alcohol use by students under the age of 21 on campus. But some institutions take this rule a step further by limiting alcohol access for all attending students regardless of age. There are also consequences for providing alcoholic beverages to students who are underage.


Bullying is defined as a behavior causes substantial emotional or physical harm to another student or group of students. Bullying behavior is only punishable if it is proven that is pervasive. If this conduct interferes with another person's ability to attend school, creates a threatening environment, or significantly interrupts the operation of the college, it is pervasive, and therefore punishable.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct is a student's engagement in behavior that can be perceived as disruptive, lewd, or indecent. A wide range of actions can constitute this behavior. Being inebriated in public, loitering, and acting recklessly in a crowded area are all examples of disorderly conduct.


The unlawful use, possession, purchase, or distribution of illicit drugs, controlled substances, or paraphernalia is prohibited on all campuses.


Despite the controversy that seems to always surround greek life, hazing rituals are still very much embedded in campus culture. If it is discovered that a ritual contains conduct that degrades, humiliates, or endangers another individual, the students involved will be sanctioned.

Physical Misconduct / Assault / Violence

Fighting or any other types of unwanted physical violence aimed at another person is not welcomed on campus.

Washington, DC 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.

Washington D.C. 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:

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 Washington, DC, 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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