Missouri Title IX Advisor

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments is a federal civil rights law that prohibits gender-based discriminatory actions committed against or by students, staff, and faculty in any education program or activity that receives financial assistance from the government.

Since its enactment in the early 1970's, it has greatly contributed in molding colleges and universities into the relatively equitable institutions that they are today. Title IX has been enforced in a number or controversial circumstances, especially concerning the unequal treatment of the sexes. It has been applied in situations when an overabundance of pregnant college students criticized school professors of mistreating them. It has also been applied when providing more options for women pursuing intercollegiate sports.

These days, however, Title IX has been referenced for a completely different and more controversial reason: reported instances of sexual assault on campus.

Title IX and Sexual Assault

Under Title IX, sexual misconduct in its many forms - sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment etc. - are considered gender-based discrimination. Schools receiving federal funding have an obligation to investigate, reprimand and assist in convicting students that are found responsible for sexual misconduct. Students facing these allegations have a lot at stake, meaning that they could possibly be subject to a suspension, an expulsion or even criminal penalties if charges are brought.

The Benefits of Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

With so much at stake, it's important that the accused choose an advisor that is on their side. It is the job of an advisor to accompany the accused through Title IX processes. Although accused students can choose anyone to occupy this role, selecting an attorney would be in their best interest. Not only do they have the legal expertise to help you adequately defend yourself, they also share a common interest with you. This is the desire to preserve the rights in which you are entitled.

If you have been accused of sexual assault and have yet to select an advisor, here are a few reasons that you should pick an attorney to be your advisor:

An attorney will not disclose confidential information

In most circumstances, a school will encourage you to choose an advisor that school authorities have appointed. They will tell you that this individual has undergone extensive Title IX training and has lots of experience being an advisor for other students. But what they won't mention is that this person is employed by the school. This means that at any time, this person could disclose the information you tell them and use it against you in a hearing and a criminal trial. The nature of a client and attorney relationship guarantees that this won't happen when a legal professional is your advisor.

An attorney will hold higher education institutions accountable for their actions

In the event that a school is treating you unfairly, attorneys have the legal authority to issue a notice called a “litigation hold” letter. This letter warns schools that if this mistreatment and unfairness continues, legal action could ensue.

Experienced Missouri Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Missouri higher education institution and are facing sexual assault allegations, it is imperative you consult with a knowledgeable professional dedicated to making certain your interests are protected. Skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help. Contact him today.

Missouri 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:

  • Avila University
  • Baptist Bible College and Graduate School
  • Brown Mackie College St Louis
  • Bryan University Springfield
  • Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
  • Central Bible College
  • Central Christian College of the Bible
  • Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing Missouri
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Colorado Technical University Kansas City
  • Columbia College
  • Conception Seminary College
  • Cottey College
  • Cox College
  • Crowder College
  • Culver Stockton College
  • DeVry University Missouri
  • Drury University
  • East Central College
  • Evangel University
  • Everest College Springfield
  • Fontbonne University
  • Grantham University
  • Hannibal LaGrange University
  • Harris Stowe State University
  • Hickey College
  • ITT Technical Institute Arnold
  • ITT Technical Institute Earth City
  • ITT Technical Institute Kansas City
  • ITT Technical Institute Springfield
  • Jefferson College
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kenrick Glennon Seminary
  • L'Ecole Culinaire
  • Lincoln University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Linn State Technical College
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis
  • Messenger College
  • Metro Business College Arnold
  • Metro Business College Cape Girardeau
  • Metro Business College Jefferson City
  • Metro Business College Rolla
  • Metropolitan Community College Blue River
  • Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology
  • Metropolitan Community College Longview
  • Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods
  • Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mineral Area College
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Missouri College
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Missouri State University Springfield
  • Missouri State University West Plains
  • Missouri Tech
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Missouri Valley College
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Moberly Area Community College
  • National American University Independence
  • National American University Lee's Summit
  • National American University Zona Rosa
  • North Central Missouri College
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Ozark Christian College
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Park University
  • Pinnacle Career Institute North Kansas City
  • Pinnacle Career Institute South Kansas City
  • Ranken Technical College
  • Research College of Nursing
  • Rockhurst University
  • Saint Louis Christian College
  • Saint Louis Community College
  • Saint Louis University Main Campus
  • Sanford Brown College Fenton
  • Sanford Brown College Hazelwood
  • Sanford Brown College St Peters
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • St Charles Community College
  • St Louis College of Health Careers Fenton
  • St Louis College of Health Careers St Louis
  • St Louis College of Pharmacy
  • State Fair Community College
  • Stephens College
  • Stevens Institute of Business & Arts
  • Texas County Technical College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Truman State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • University of Missouri St Louis
  • University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus
  • University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
  • University of Phoenix St Louis Campus
  • Vatterott College Berkeley
  • Vatterott College
  • Vatterott College Kansas City
  • Vatterott College Saint Joseph
  • Vatterott College Springfield
  • Vatterott College St Charles
  • Vatterott College Sunset Hills
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Webster University
  • Wentworth Military Academy & Junior College
  • Westminster College
  • William Jewell College
  • William Woods 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 Missouri 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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