Minnesota Title IX Advisor

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the federal Education Amendments provides that “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.”

Essentially, Title IX is a federal civil rights statute that specifically prohibits discrimination based on gender. Therefore, any central issue reported to the school that involves gender must be handled by a higher education institution. Title IX has been applied in a range of circumstances, ranging from providing more scholarship activities for women in intercollegiate sports to condemning the mistreatment of pregnant women on college and university campuses. But in recent times, it has been referenced for an entirely different reason: sexual misconduct.

Title IX and Sexual Assault

Talk about the staggering rates of sexual assault on college and university campuses has put these institutions in the hot seat. And in the midst of national conversation, many people have posed questions regarding Title IX and its intended applicability in these circumstances. In 2011, federal agencies placed immense pressure on schools by threatening to strip federal funding from them if schools are discovered sweeping reports of sexual assault under the rug.

These institutions' radical reaction to this announcement has created an additional set of problems that has severely disadvantaged the accused party. Now, in an effort to appease federal agencies, schools hastily and aggressively take on these cases, and the best interest of the school undoubtedly outweighs the need to uphold the rights of all students involved.

The Benefits of Selecting an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

This is why it's important that you, as an accused student, select an advisor that will have your best interest in mind when accompanying you through these processes. This individual has the ability to either serve as an asset or a hindrance to you throughout this ordeal. A guilty verdict in a hearing may lead to a suspension, an expulsion, or even imprisonment if charges are brought. Why not take advantage of your right to an attorney in such a serious situation?

If you have been accused sexual assault and have yet to choose an advisor, here are a few reasons why you should choose an attorney:

An attorney will hold colleges and universities responsible for their actions

Although people expect colleges and universities to play by the rules, sometimes they don't. In previous cases, accused students have discovered that higher education institutions have even strayed from their own rules in the school's code of conduct. And although they have been aware that they are being treated unfairly, they aren't sure how to bring this information to the light. But an attorney has the legal authority to write a “litigation hold” letter that warns schools of potential legal action if this mistreatment is continued further.

An attorney will not disclose confidential information

School authorities will likely give you a spiel about choosing an advisor that they have appointed. But what they will not mention is that this person is an employee of the school. At any time, this advisor could disclose personal information you've told them in a hearing, or in a criminal trial if charges are brought. A lawyer, however, has no incentive to do so. Their only concern is ensuring your rights are protected and that you have a fair shot at defending yourself.

Experienced Minnesota Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Minnesota college or university and facing allegations of sexual assault, you should consult with a skilled professional.  Knowledgeable Title IX advisorl Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience advising people who have been in your shoes. Contact him today.

Minnesota 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:

  • Academy College
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Argosy University Twin Cities
  • Augsburg College
  • Bemidji State University
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • Bethel University
  • Brown College Brooklyn Center
  • Brown College Mendota Heights
  • Capella University
  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College Brainerd
  • Century Community and Technical College
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • College of Visual Arts
  • Concordia College at Moorhead
  • Concordia University Saint Paul
  • Crossroads College
  • Crown College Saint
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • DeVry University Minnesota
  • Duluth Business University
  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Globe University Minneapolis
  • Globe University Woodbury
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Herzing University Minneapolis
  • Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community College
  • Institute of Production and Recording
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Itasca Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Brooklyn Center
  • ITT Technical Institute Eden Prairie
  • Lake Superior College
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Minneapolis
  • Macalester College
  • Martin Luther College
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis Business College
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota School of Business Blaine
  • Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center
  • Minnesota School of Business Elk River
  • Minnesota School of Business Lakeville
  • Minnesota School of Business Moorhead
  • Minnesota School of Business Plymouth
  • Minnesota School of Business Richfield
  • Minnesota School of Business Rochester
  • Minnesota School of Business Shakopee
  • Minnesota School of Business Waite Park
  • Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • National American University Bloomington
  • National American University Brooklyn Center
  • National American University Roseville
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Central University
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northland Community and Technical College
  • Northwest Technical College
  • Northwest Technical Institute
  • Northwestern College
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Oak Hills Christian College
  • Pine Technical College
  • Rainy River Community College
  • Ridgewater College
  • Riverland Community College
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Saint John's University
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Saint Paul College A Community and Technical College
  • South Central College
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • St. Olaf College
  • The Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • University of Minnesota Rochester
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus
  • University of St Thomas
  • Vermilion Community College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College
  • Winona State University

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 Minnesota 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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