Virginia Title IX Advisor

In this day and age, reported misconduct that occurs on college and university campuses are handled by institution authorities. Federal law has given these schools the authority to investigate, reprimand and assist in convicting students who are found responsible of an offense. In order to maintain a somewhat uniform way of carrying out disciplinary action, the majority of schools adhere to Title IX laws and processes. It provides guidelines as to how schools will go about disciplining students and the steps taken prior to a hearing to ensure that the whole story is heard before providing a verdict. What is considered a violation of this law and how schools have handled these supposed violations has been a hotly contested topic for years, causing some schools to endure intense federal and public scrutiny.

Title IX is a law that vehemently prohibits gender-based discriminatory actions against students, staff and faculty on a campus. It is heavily enforced across school campuses across the nation. It 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.”

Title IX and Sexual Assault

This law reinforces a school's duty to punish gender-based discrimination that is reported. In the past, when people thought of this law, they associated it with women's and girls sports. This law played a huge role in literally leveling the playing field for women who sought athletic scholarships. It also widened their access in their selection of choosing to partake in a sport at the intercollegiate level. But recently, the federal law has been recurrently referenced for a completely different reason.

Sexual misconduct in its many variations (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual battery etc.) is considered gender-based discrimination, in accordance with Title IX. This means that the law's processes should be carried out in instances when this conduct is reported to a school. Before federal agencies became serious about stripping federal funding, many schools would receive information about these instances and sweep them under the rug in fear of these instances giving the school bad publicity. But now, doing so is the fastest way for these federal agencies to lose its funding.

In an effort to stay in a favorable light in the eyes of federal agencies, schools have resorted to approaching these cases in a different way. They rush process in a way that is aggressive and sometimes unfair to prove that they are taking matters seriously. However, a fair opportunity and due process for all parties involved in these allegations are put on the backburner. And the party that suffers the most is often the accused.

Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

This is why it's important for students who have been accused of such crimes to reach out to an attorney to fulfill the advisory role. A legal professional is able to offer expertise that a student won't be able to find with any other selection. Past experiences have proven that students who choose lawyers to accompany them through this process have obtained the most favorable results.

Experienced Virginia Title IX Advisor

Students accused of sexual assault have everything to lose, especially if they are accused of something that they did not commit. If you are a student who has been accused of Title IX allegations, it would be in your best interest to consult with an experienced professional who is well-versed in both the Title IX fundamentals and particulars that govern these processes. Skilled Virginia Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help.  Contact him today.

Virginia 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:

  • Advanced Technology Institute
  • Argosy University Washington D.C.
  • Averett University
  • Averett University Non Traditional Programs
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance Chesapeake
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas
  • Bethel College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Bluefield College
  • Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
  • Bridgewater College
  • Bryant & Stratton College Hampton
  • Bryant and Stratton College Richmond
  • Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Centura College Chesapeake
  • Centura College Newport News
  • Centura College Norfolk
  • Centura College Richmond Main
  • Centura College Richmond Westend
  • Centura College Virginia Beach
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Christopher Newport University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Dabney S Lancaster Community College
  • Danville Community College
  • DeVry University Virginia
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • ECPI University
  • Emory and Henry College
  • Everest College Arlington
  • Everest College Chesapeake
  • Everest College McLean
  • Everest College Newport News
  • Ferrum College
  • Fortis College Norfolk
  • Fortis College Richmond
  • George Mason University
  • Germanna Community College
  • Hampden Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • ITT Technical Institute Chantilly
  • ITT Technical Institute Norfolk
  • ITT Technical Institute Richmond
  • ITT Technical Institute Salem
  • ITT Technical Institute Springfield
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Lord Fairfax Community College
  • Lynchburg College
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Marymount University
  • Miller Motte Technical College Lynchburg
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • National College Salem
  • New River Community College
  • Norfolk State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Patrick Henry Community College
  • Paul D Camp Community College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Potomac College Herndon
  • Radford University
  • Randolph College
  • Randolph Macon College
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Regent University
  • Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary
  • Roanoke College
  • Saint Pauls College
  • Sanford Brown College Tysons Corner
  • Shenandoah University
  • Skyline College Roanoke
  • South University Richmond
  • South University Virginia Beach
  • Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College
  • Southern Virginia University
  • Southside Virginia Community College
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Stratford University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
  • The Art Institute of Washington
  • The Art Institute of Washington Northern Virginia
  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • University of Management and Technology (The)
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
  • University of Phoenix Richmond Campus
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia Main Campus
  • Virginia College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Virginia Intermont College
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Westwood College Annandale
  • Westwood College Arlington Ballston
  • Wytheville Community 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 futures 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 Virginia 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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