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

Student athletes in North Dakota 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 do not receive due process or independent support when charged with a disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title IX sexual misconduct, or are facing an administrative issue at their school, or before a conference or sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the program's or their best interests and not what isn't the student athletes' best interest.

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

You must take the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with the 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.

North Dakota 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:

  • Bismarck State College
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Dickinson State University
  • Fort Berthold Community College
  • Jamestown College
  • Lake Region State College
  • Mayville State University
  • Minot State University
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • North Dakota State University Main Campus
  • Sitting Bull College
  • Trinity Bible College
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • United Tribes Technical College
  • University of Mary
  • University of North Dakota
  • Valley City State University
  • Williston State College

North Dakota 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

  • Adams Public School District
  • Alexander Public School District
  • Anamoose Public School District
  • Apple Creek Public School District
  • Ashley Public School District

B

  • Bakker Public School District
  • Baldwin Public School District
  • Barnes County North School District
  • Beach Public School District
  • Belcourt Public School District
  • Belfield Public School District
  • Bell Public School District
  • Berthold Public School District
  • Beulah Public School District
  • Billings Co Public School District
  • Bisbee-Egeland Public School District
  • Bismarck Public Schools
  • Border Central Public School District
  • Bottineau Public School District
  • Bowbells Public School District
  • Bowdon Public School District
  • Bowline Butte Public School District
  • Bowman Public School District
  • Burke Central Public School District
  • Butte Public School District

C

  • Carrington Public School District
  • Carrington Public School District
  • Cass Valley N Public School District
  • Cavalier Public School District
  • Center Public School District
  • Center-Stanton Public School District
  • Central Cass Public School District
  • Central Elem Public School District
  • Central Valley Public School District

D

  • Dakota Prairie Public School District
  • Dakota Public School District
  • Devils Lake Public School District
  • Dickinson Public School District
  • Divide County Public School District
  • Dodge Public School District
  • Drake Public School District
  • Drayton Public School District
  • Driscoll Public School District
  • Dunseith Public School District

E

  • Earl Public School District
  • East Central School District
  • Edgeley Public School District
  • Edinburg Public School District
  • Edmore Public School District
  • Eight Mile Public School District
  • Elgin Public School District
  • Elgin-New Leipzig Public School District
  • Ellendale Public School District
  • Emerado Public School District
  • Enderlin Public School District
  • Eureka Public School District

F

  • Fairmount Public School District
  • Fargo Public Schools
  • Fessenden Public School District
  • Fessenden-Bowdon Public School District
  • Finley-Sharon Public School District
  • Flasher Public School District
  • Fordville Public School District
  • Fordville-Lankin Public School District
  • Fort Ransom Public School District
  • Fort Totten Public School District
  • Fort Yates Public School District

G

  • Gackle-Streeter Public School District
  • Garrison Public School District
  • Glen Ullin Public School District
  • Glenburn Public School District
  • Golden Valley Public School District
  • Goodrich Public School District
  • Grafton Public School District
  • Grand Forks Public School District
  • Granville Public School District
  • Grenora Public School District
  • Griggs County Central Public School District

H

  • Halliday Public School District
  • Hankinson Public School District
  • Hannaford Public School District
  • Harvey Public School District
  • Hatton Public School District
  • Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock Public School District
  • Hazen Public School District
  • Hebron Public School District
  • Hettinger Public School District
  • Hillsboro Public School District
  • Horse Creek Public School District

J

  • Jamestown Public School District

K

  • Kenmare Public School District
  • Kensal Public School District
  • Killdeer Public School District
  • Kindred Public School District
  • Kulm Public School District

L

  • Lakota Public School District
  • LaMoure Public School District
  • Langdon Area Public School District
  • Lankin Public School District
  • Lansford Public School District
  • Larimore Public School District
  • Leeds Public School District
  • Lehr Public School District
  • Lewis and Clark Public School District
  • Lidgerwood Public School District
  • Linton Public School District
  • Lisbon Public School District
  • Litchville Public School District
  • Litchville-Marion Public School District
  • Little Heart Public School District
  • Lone Tree Public School District

M

  • Maddock Public School District
  • Mandan Public School District
  • Mandaree Public School District
  • Manning Public School District
  • Mantador Public School District
  • Manvel Public School District
  • Maple Valley Public School District
  • Mapleton Public School District
  • Marion Public School District
  • Marmarth Public School District
  • May-Port CG Public School District
  • McClusky Public School District
  • McKenzie Co Public School District
  • McKenzie Public School District
  • Medina Public School District
  • Menoken Public School District
  • Midkota Public School District
  • Midway Public School District
  • Milnor Public School District
  • Milton Public School District
  • Minnewaukan Public School District
  • Minot Public School District
  • Minto Public School District
  • Mohall Public School District
  • Montefiore Public School District
  • Montpelier Public School District
  • Mott Public School District
  • Mott-Regent Public School District
  • Mt Pleasant Public School District
  • Munich Public School District

N

  • Napoleon Public School District
  • Nash Public School District
  • Naughton Public School District
  • Neche Public School District
  • Nedrose Public School District
  • Nesson Public School District
  • New Leipzag Public School District
  • New Public School District
  • New Rockford Public School District
  • New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School District
  • New Salem Public School District
  • New Town Public School District
  • Newburg-United Public School District
  • Newport Public School District
  • North Border Public School District
  •  North Central Public School District
  • North Central Public School District
  • North Sargent Public School District
  • North Shore Public School District
  • Northern Cass Public School District
  • Northwood Public School District

O

  • Oakes Public School District
  • Oberon Public School District
  • Oriska Public School District
  • Osnabrock Public School District

P

  • Page Public School District
  • Park River Public School District
  • Parshall Public School District
  • Pembina Public School District
  • Pettibone-Tuttle Public School District
  • Pingree-Buchanan Public School District
  • Plaza Public School District
  • Pleasant Valley Public School District
  • Powers Lake Public School District

R

  • Reeder Public School District
  • Regan Public School District
  • Regent Public School District
  • Rhame Public School District
  • Richardton Public School District
  • Richardton-Taylor Public School District
  • Richland 44 School District
  • Robinson Public School District
  • Rolette Public School District
  • Roosevelt Public School District
  • Rugby Public School District

S

  • Salund Public School District
  • Sargent Central Public School District
  • Sawyer Public School District
  • Scranton Public School District
  • Selfridge Public School District
  • Sheets Public School District
  • Sheldon Public School District
  • Sherwood Public School District
  • Sheyenne Public School District
  • Sims Public School District
  • Solen Public School District
  • Southern Public School District
  • Spiritwood Public School District
  • Stanley Public School District
  • Stanton Public School District
  • Starkweather Public School District
  • Steele-Dawson Public School District
  • Sterling Public School District
  • Strasburg Public School District
  • Surrey Public School District
  • Sweet Briar Public School District
  • Sykes Public School District

T

  • Tappen Public School District
  • Taylor Public School District
  • TGU Public School District
  • Thompson Public School District
  • Tioga Public School District
  • Turtle Lake-Mercer Public School District
  • Tuttle-Pettibone Public School District
  • Twin Buttes Public School District

U

  • Underwood Public School District
  • Union Public School District
  • United Public School District
  • Upham Public School District

V

  • Valley City Public School District
  • Valley Public School District
  • Velva Public School District
  • Verona Public School District

W

  • Wahpeton Public School District
  • Walhalla Public School District
  • Warwick Public School District
  • Washburn Public School District
  • West Fargo Public School District
  • Westhope Public School District
  • White Shield Public School District
  • Wildrose-Alamo Public School District
  • Williston Public School District
  • Willow City Public School District
  • Wimbledon-Courtenay Public School District
  • Wing Public School District
  • Wishek Public School District
  • Wolford Public School District
  • Wyndmere Public School District

Y

  • Yellowstone Public School District

Z

  • Zeeland Public School District

Student athletes at New Dakota 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 New Dakota 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 New Dakota 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.