College Code of Conduct Student Defense Advisor - Wisconsin

Colleges in Wisconsin all have a code of conduct that their students are supposed to follow. Breaking the rules and regulations in these codes can lead to a disciplinary violation that can put a serious mark on your academic record and make it more difficult to enter the working world on your terms. Defending against an allegation that you broke the rules, therefore, is essential if you want to protect your future. An effective advisor is key, so hiring a lawyer to serve as yours can be the best move you can make.

Common Disciplinary Violations in Wisconsin

All universities in Wisconsin outlaw the same kinds of activities, from drinking to cheating to sexual assault and hazing. Often, the only differences in the codes of conduct for different schools are the procedures that are used to investigate and determine disciplinary violations.

Underage Drinking

Likely the most common disciplinary violation you can face in college, underage drinking is still not a trivial offense. Not only can it lead to your eviction from on-campus housing and make life more difficult during your college career, a disciplinary violation for alcohol use can also be noted on your academic transcript. Future employers can see this and can use it as a way of making a difficult hiring decision between equally qualified candidates.


Recent news stories about hazing have forced colleges to take a hard line against initiation procedures for student organizations, fraternities, and sports teams. If you are behind an event that is too demeaning or puts initiates into danger, you can face a serious disciplinary violation.

Cheating and Other Academic Misconduct

One of the most serious disciplinary violations you can face in school is for academic misconduct. Whether you have been accused of cheating on a test, plagiarizing a paper, or forging a transcript, the repercussions of a violation for academic misconduct are dire. You can even be expelled. Less serious offenses, though, are noted on your academic record and can make future employers pause before offering you a competitive job, drastically impacting your professional future.

Sexual Harassment

Finally, another very severe disciplinary violation in Wisconsin is for sexual misconduct, like assault, harassment, rape, or stalking. While these allegations implicate the disciplinary procedures within your school that investigate a violation of the code of conduct, they also trigger Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sexual and gender discrimination in higher education. Title IX is tied to a college's federal funding, so schools have been known to take draconian action against students accused of sexual misconduct in order to preserve this key source of funding.

Disciplinary Violation Advisor Joseph D. Lento Serves Wisconsin

Joseph D. Lento is a student discipline defense lawyer who can serve as your disciplinary violation advisor if you have been accused of violating your college's code of conduct in Wisconsin. Even minor offenses can land on your academic record and be an obstacle after you graduate. Protect your interests and future by contacting him online or by phone at 888-535-3686 for the defense you need.

Wisconsin 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:

  • Alverno College
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • Bellin College
  • Beloit College
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • Bryant and Stratton College Glendale
  • Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee
  • Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carroll University
  • Carthage College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • DeVry University Wisconsin
  • Edgewood College
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Globe University Appleton
  • Globe University Eau Claire
  • Globe University Green Bay
  • Globe University La Crosse
  • Globe University Madison East
  • Globe University Madison West
  • Globe University Wausau
  • Herzing University Brookfield
  • Herzing University Kenosha
  • Herzing University Madison
  • ITT Technical Institute Green Bay
  • ITT Technical Institute Greenfield
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Lawrence University
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Madison Media Institute
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College
  • Marian University
  • Marquette University
  • Mid State Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Mount Mary College
  • Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northland College
  • Northland International University
  • Ripon College
  • Saint Norbert College
  • Sanford Brown College West Allis
  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • University of Phoenix Madison Campus
  • University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin Stout
  • University of Wisconsin Superior
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Viterbo University
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • Western Technical College
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Wisconsin Lutheran 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, 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 Wisconsin 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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