What should a student athlete in Connecticut do when facing a disciplinary violation or administrative issue at their college or university or with the NCAA? VIDEO

Student athletes in Connecticut are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and their academics and that is why it is troubling when they are treated unfairly or do not have independent support when facing a disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title IX sexual misconduct, or an administrative issue involving their school, conference, or sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the program's or their best interest and not what's in the student athletes' best interest.

Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises, and a student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings with their Connecticut school or sports governing body. Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals and suspensions, inappropriate or abusive behavior by coaches, eligibility hardship and scholarship issues, transfer disputes, NCAA administrative appeals, and issues related to injuries, concussions, and sports litigation.

You must take the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with your school or administrators. You must also understand your rights and responsibilities. An experienced attorney advisor will level the playing field and they should be in your corner from as early as possible in the process.

Connecticut colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student athlete's advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

State Universities:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Central Connecticut State University 
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • University of Connecticut

State-Run Colleges:

  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Capital Community College
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Gateway Community College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Tunxis Community College

Federal-Level Military Academy

  • United States Coast Guard Academy

Private Colleges and Universities

  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Connecticut College
  • Fairfield University
  • Goodwin College
  • Hartford Seminary
  • Holy Apostles College and Seminary
  • Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
  • Mitchell College
  • New England Baptist College
  • University of New Haven
  • Paier College of Art
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer at Hartford
  • Sacred Heart University
  • St. Vincent's College
  • Trinity College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

For-Profit Colleges

  • Lincoln College of New England (formerly Briarwood College)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute
  • Post University

Connecticut high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your student athlete's advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Andover Elementary School
  • Ansonia Public Schools
  • Ashford School
  • Avon Public Schools

B

  • Barkhamsted School
  • Berlin Public Schools
  • Bethany Public Schools (see Regional School District 5)
  • Bethel Public Schools
  • Bethlehem Schools (see Regional School District 14)
  • Bloomfield Public Schools
  • Bolton Public Schools
  • Branford Public Schools
  • Bridgeport Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Bristol Public Schools
  • Brookfield Public Schools
  • Brooklyn School

C

  • Canaan Schools (see Regional School District 1)
  • Canterbury Public Schools
  • Canton Public Schools
  • Chaplin Elementary School
  • Cheshire Public Schools
  • Chester Public Schools (see Regional School District 4)
  • Clinton Public Schools
  • Colchester Public Schools
  • Colebrook Consolidated School
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Connecticut Technical High School System, Connecticut
  • Cornwall Consolidated School
  • Coventry Public Schools
  • Cromwell Public Schools

D

  • Danbury Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Darien Public Schools
  • Deep River Public Schools (see Regional School District 4)
  • Derby Public Schools
  • Durham Public Schools (see Regional School District 13)

E

  • East Granby Public Schools
  • East Haddam Public Schools
  • East Hampton Public Schools
  • East Hartford Public Schools
  • East Haven Public Schools
  • East Lyme Public Schools
  • East Windsor Public Schools
  • Enfield Public Schools
  • Eastford Elementary School
  • Easton Public Schools
  • Ellington Public Schools
  • Essex Public Schools (see Regional School District 4)

F

  • Fairfield Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Farmington Public Schools
  • Fields Memorial School
  • Franklin Elementary School

G

  • Glastonbury Public Schools
  • Granby Public Schools
  • Greenwich Public Schools
  • Griswold Public Schools
  • Groton Public Schools
  • Guilford Public Schools

H

  • Hamden Public Schools
  • Hampton Elementary School
  • Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Hartland School
  • Hebron School District
  • Horace W. Porter School

I

  • Kent Center School
  • Killingly Public Schools

L

  • Lebanon Public Schools
  • Ledyard Public Schools
  • Lisbon Central School
  • Litchfield Public Schools

M

  • Madison Public Schools
  • Manchester Public Schools
  • Mansfield Public Schools
  • Marlborough Public School District
  • Meriden Public Schools
  • Middlefield Public Schools (see Regional School District 13)
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • Milford Public Schools
  • Monroe Public Schools
  • Montville Public Schools

N

  • Naugatuck Public Schools
  • New Britain School District, Connecticut
  • New Canaan Public Schools
  • New Fairfield Public School District
  • New Hartford Public Schools
  • New Haven Public Schools, Connecticut
  • New London Public Schools
  • New Milford Public Schools
  • Newington Public Schools
  • Newtown Public Schools
  • Norfolk Schools (see Regional School District 7)
  • North Branford Public Schools
  • North Canaan Elementary School
  • North Haven Public Schools
  • North Stonington Public Schools
  • Northwestern Regional School District 7
  • Norwalk Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Norwich Public Schools

O

  • Old Saybrook Public Schools
  • Orange Elementary Schools
  • Oxford Public Schools

P

  • Plainfield Public Schools
  • Plainville Community Schools
  • Plymouth Public Schools
  • Pomfret Community School
  • Pomperaug Regional School District 15
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Preston Public Schools
  • Putnam Public Schools

R

  • Redding Public Schools
  • Regional School District 1
  • Regional School District 4
  • Regional School District 5
  • Regional School District 6
  • Regional School District 7
  • Regional School District 8
  • Regional School District 9
  • Regional School District 10
  • Regional School District 11
  • Regional School District 12
  • Regional School District 13
  • Regional School District 14
  • Regional School District 16
  • Regional School District 17
  • Regional School District 18
  • Regional School District 19
  • Ridgefield Public Schools
  • Rocky Hill Public Schools

S

  • Salem School
  • Salisbury Central School
  • Sayles Elementary School
  • Scotland Elementary School
  • Seymour Public Schools
  • Sharon Center School
  • Shelton Public Schools
  • Sherman School
  • Simsbury Public Schools
  • Somers Public Schools
  • Southington Public Schools
  • Stafford Public Schools
  • Stamford Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Sterling Memorial School
  • Stonington Public Schools
  • Stratford Public Schools
  • Suffield Public Schools

T

  • Thomaston Public Schools
  • Thompson Public Schools
  • Tolland Public Schools
  • Torrington Public Schools
  • Trumbull Public Schools

U

  • Union Elementary School

V

  • Vernon Public Schools
  • Voluntown Elementary School

W

  • Wallingford Public Schools
  • Washington Public Schools (see Regional School District 12)
  • Waterbury Public Schools, Connecticut
  • Waterford Public Schools
  • Watertown School System
  • West Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
  • West Haven Public Schools
  • Westbrook Public Schools
  • Weston Public Schools
  • Westport Public Schools
  • Wethersfield Public Schools
  • Willington Public Schools (see Regional School District 19)
  • Wilton Public Schools
  • Winchester Public Schools
  • Windham Public Schools
  • Windsor Locks Public Schools
  • Windsor Public Schools
  • Woodbridge Public Schools (see Regional School District 5)
  • Woodstock Public Schools

Student athletes at Connecticut schools have more to lose when facing disciplinary or administrative proceedings at their school or with a sport governing body such as the NCAA.   Student athletes' academics, eligibility to play, scholarships, and future professional sports opportunities can all be negatively affected by a school's or the NCAA's actions.  That is why it is critical to address any school or sport-related issue or concern affecting student athletes as best as possible and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of their student athlete clients at colleges, universities, and high schools in Connecticut and throughout the nation.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento does not settle for a participation trophy - He fights to win.  He also prioritizes the needs and well-being of the student athletes he represents, with an eye towards the unique circumstances of student athletes which must be carefully considered in addressing and resolving school and administrative body issues and concerns.

Joseph D. Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an advisor for student athletes facing disciplinary and administrative cases in Connecticut and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student athlete's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Athlete Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 for help.

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