While violating a college's code of conduct might not seem like an important matter in Kansas, the reality is that a disciplinary violation in college can have a lasting negative impact on your life. The blemish that it leaves on your academic record can be seen by employers who are looking for reasons to judge job candidates and can doom your chances of getting the position you want.
Hiring an attorney to be your college disciplinary advisor if you have been accused of violating your university's code of conduct in Kansas can make a huge difference, and can be a worthwhile investment in your future.
Common Code of Conduct Violations in Kansas
While every school has its own set of rules that constitute its code of conduct, there are many rules that they all seem to have, in one shape or form.
Colleges in Kansas strive to protect their reputations as institutions of higher learning. To do this, they have codes of conduct that include rules that demand academic integrity from their students.
Academic misconduct is any act that falls outside of that requirement. Cheating on a test, stealing academic materials like upcoming exams, or falsifying records are all examples of academic misconduct that are explicitly prohibited in the code of conduct of many schools in Kansas.
Because most of their students are underage, colleges in Kansas have codes of conduct that include a specific prohibition against alcohol use by students under the age of 21. Most also restrict drinking on campus, as well.
Initiation into clubs and fraternities has long been a part of the college experience in Kansas. However, rituals that excessively degrade people or that endanger their well-being can constitute hazing and lead to disciplinary proceedings for those behind them.
Sexual misconduct is a shockingly common part of college, both in the U.S. and in Kansas. As news of this spreads, though, universities have found themselves under lots of pressure to do something about it. This has led to many innocent students being accused of sexual misconduct – from stalking to harassment to rape – and left powerless to defend themselves against the charge as their case has flown through weak disciplinary proceedings that are designed to find a violation.
Students in Kansas facing sexual misconduct accusations – including Title IX violations – have rights and should not hesitate to use them.
Kansas Disciplinary Violation Advisor
One of those rights that all students have when facing an accusation of violating their school's code of conduct is the right to consult with a lawyer.
Regardless of the accusation you are facing, speaking with a lawyer and having one as your advisor throughout the process can make a huge difference in the outcome. Keeping your academic record clean of wrongdoing ensures that you put the right foot forward when you first step into the professional world, which can drastically impact your future.
Kansas colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's disciplinary advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Allen County Community College
- Baker University
- Barclay College
- Barton County Community College
- Benedictine College
- Bethany College
- Bethel College North Newton
- Brown Mackie College Kansas City
- Brown Mackie College Salina
- Bryan University Topeka
- Butler Community College
- Central Baptist Theological Seminary
- Central Christian College of Kansas
- Cleveland Chiropractic College
- Cloud County Community College
- Coffeyville Community College
- Colby Community College
- Cowley County Community College
- Dodge City Community College
- Donnelly College
- Emporia State University
- Flint Hills Technical College
- Fort Hays State University
- Fort Scott Community College
- Friends University
- Garden City Community College
- Hesston College
- Highland Community College
- Hutchinson Community College
- Independence Community College
- ITT Technical Institute Wichita
- Johnson County Community College
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- Kansas State University
- Kansas Wesleyan University
- Labette Community College
- Manhattan Area Technical College
- Manhattan Christian College
- McPherson College
- MidAmerica Nazarene University
- National American University Overland Park
- National American University Wichita
- Neosho County Community College
- Newman University
- North Central Kansas Technical College
- Ottawa University Ottawa
- Pinnacle Career Institute Lawrence
- Pittsburg State University
- Pratt Community College
- Salina Area Technical College
- Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
- Southwestern College
- Sterling College
- Tabor College
- The Art Institutes International Kansas City
- University of Kansas
- University of Phoenix Wichita Campus
- University of Saint Mary
- Vatterott College Wichita
- Washburn University
- Wichita Area Technical College
- Wichita State University
- Wright Career 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 Kansas and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.