Kansas Title IX Advisor

What is Title IX?

Title law is federal civil rights law that has been heavily enforced across higher education institutions nationwide. It provides the following:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Basically, Title IX prohibits discriminatory acts based on gender committed against students, staff, and faculty on college and university campuses. Federally funded educational institutions are the relatively equitable institutions that they are today due to Title IX and its broad enforcement over a range of controversial issues. It's applicability to women's options and scholarships in relation to intercollegiate sports and the treatment of pregnant women on campus are some popular examples of the impact of the enforcement of this law. However, in recent times, literal gender equality in sports and health on campuses are not being discussed as much as another versatile aspect of Title IX: sexual misconduct.

Title IX and Sexual Assault

Sexual misconduct is considered gender-based discrimination under Title IX if it meets a certain standard. The law dictates that the harm sustained by a victim must be “so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that if effectively bars the victim's access to educational opportunity benefit. Several courts have concluded that actions that fall under the definition of all forms of sexual misconduct - rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment etc. - meets that standard.

Title IX obligates colleges and universities that receive federal funding to handle reported cases of this nature by investigating, reprimanding and even assisting in convicting students who are found responsible of these crimes. In accordance with this law, it is the responsibility of a school to apply this law to sexual misconduct cases when two specific conditions are met:

  • The perceived assault occurred on school property; and
  • The school is responsible for the accused (he or she attends the college or university).

In an effort to appease federal agencies, schools have approached these cases hastily and aggressively. The looming threat of a loss of federal funding and the possibility of paying thousands or even millions in damages to a student motivates schools to sometimes operate in a fashion that disadvantages accused students.

The Benefits of Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

Being accused of sexual assault means dealing with the presumptuous attitude people who interact with you might have. Sexual assault has a stigma attached to it that invokes people to assume you're guilty before you get a chance to defend yourself. This is why it's important to utilize all of the opportunities you have to clear your name. One of the ways to come out on top is to choose an advisor that will be an asset to you. As an accused student, it's best that you take advantage of your right to an attorney. A legal professional obtains the legal expertise and trial experience that you need to present an effective and consistent case.

Experienced Kansas Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Kansas college or university and are facing sexual assault allegations, you should consult with a skilled professional.  Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience working with clients that have been in your situation and have received a favorable outcome. Contact him today.

Kansas colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX 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

Title IX violations and Title IX charges can change an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges 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 Title IX 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 National Title IX 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 our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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