New York Title IX Appeal Advisor

Gender-equity civil rights law Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination within any educational programs or activities funded by the government. It is implemented and enforced in the majority of schools in New York, including the state's colleges and universities. Title IX forbids sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other types of gender discrimination that creates a hostile environment for members of the college community.

When a student is accused of violating Title IX policy, it's routine for schools to conduct a resolution process. It basically entails an investigation and a hearing that will end in one of two ways: a student will be found “responsible” for the sexual misconduct, or the charges will be dropped. If the Title IX proceeding results in the former option, a student respondent still has a chance to clear their name and avoid serious sanctions, especially in cases when a student feels that a case outcome was unfair.

Your Right to Appeal

The appeals process, in general, was created to check authorities and ensure that they're making fair and correct decisions. The appeal process in colleges functions the same way and serves as a right for students involved in any disciplinary processes in a school setting. This is why student respondents are encouraged to utilize their right to appeal when they feel that the decision made by a school is unfair or unjustified.

Any questions concerning which course of action should be taken in your unique case should be addressed with a student defense attorney. A violation of Title IX should always be taken seriously since it exposes students to damaging sanctions. Hence, why understanding your right to appeal is important.

Grounds for an Appeal

A written appeal is validated and considered when it is based on the proper grounds. A decision to appeal a determination and/or sanction is based on how compellingly you and your appeal advisor can establish at least one of four of the following specific grounds:

  • There was a violation of due process rights: a student feels as if their school stripped them of their entitled rights under Title IX and school policy.
  • Disproportionate sanction: the sanction was unduly disproportionate to the severity of the sanction.
  • New evidence has become available: new evidence that could have further supported a student respondent and had a large impact on the outcome of a determination and/or sanction is now available.
  • Procedural error: a vital mistake was made throughout a Title IX proceeding that influenced the outcome of a determination and/or a sanction.

In the event that an appeal is not timely or considered substantively eligible in the eyes of a school, the initial finding and sanction will stand.

New York Title IX Appeal Attorney

If you're a college student attending a New York college or university and are planning on appeal a Title IX case outcome, you need the assistance of a skilled attorney. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped numerous students in this situation overcome their charges and prevail in disciplinary hearings. He has the skill, experience, and expertise to help you win your appeal. Contact him online or give him a call at 855-535-3686 for his help.

New York 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:

State University of New York (SUNY):

SUNY University Centers

  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Binghamton University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University at Albany, State University of New York

SUNY Technology College

  • Alfred State College
  • State University of New York at Canton
  • State University of New York at Cobleskill
  • State University of New York at Delhi
  • State University of New York at Farmingdale
  • State University of New York at Morrisville
  • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
  • State University of New York Maritime College

SUNY Comprehensive Colleges

  • Buffalo State College
  • Empire State College, Saratoga Springs
  • State University of New York at Brockport
  • State University of New York at Cortland
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • State University of New York at Old Westbury
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
    • Crane School of Music
  • State University of New York at Purchase

SUNY Specialized Doctoral Granting Units

  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • State University of New York State College of Optometry

SUNY Community Colleges

  • Adirondack Community College
  • Broome Community College
  • Cayuga County Community College
  • Clinton Community College
  • Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Corning Community College
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Erie Community College
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Genesee Community College
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Nassau Community College
  • Niagara County Community College
  • North Country Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Orange County Community College
  • Rockland Community College
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Sullivan County Community College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Ulster County Community College
  • Westchester Community College

SUNY State-wide Colleges

  • Empire State College
  • SUNY Learning Network

CUNY Senior Colleges and Graduate Schools

  • Baruch College
  • Brooklyn College
  • City College
  • Sophie Davis - School of Biomedical Education; School of Professional Studies