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

Student athletes in South Carolina 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 interest, as opposed to 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 the student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings at their South Carolina school or before a 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, and issues related to injuries, concussions, and 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.

South Carolina 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:

  • Aiken Technical College
  • Allen University
  • Anderson University
  • Benedict College
  • Bob Jones University
  • Brown Mackie College Greenville
  • Central Carolina Technical College
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina
  • Claflin University
  • Clemson University
  • Clinton Junior College
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Coker College
  • College of Charleston
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia International University
  • Converse College
  • Denmark Technical College
  • Erskine College and Seminary
  • Florence Darlington Technical College
  • Forrest College
  • Francis Marion University
  • Furman University
  • Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • ITT Technical Institute Columbia
  • ITT Technical Institute Greenville
  • ITT Technical Institute Myrtle Beach
  • ITT Technical Institute North Charleston
  • Lander University
  • Limestone College
  • Medix School Fortis College
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Miller Motte Technical College
  • Miller Motte Technical College North Charleston
  • Morris College
  • Newberry College
  • North Greenville University
  • Northeastern Technical College
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Presbyterian College
  • South Carolina State University
  • South University Columbia
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • The Art Institute of Charleston
  • Tri County Technical College
  • Trident Technical College
  • University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
  • University of South Carolina Aiken
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • University of South Carolina Columbia
  • University of South Carolina Lancaster
  • University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
  • University of South Carolina Sumter
  • University of South Carolina Union
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • Virginia College
  • Virginia College in Charleston
  • Virginia College Columbia
  • Virginia College Greenville
  • Voorhees College
  • W L Bonner College
  • Williamsburg Technical College
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College
  • York Technical College

South Carolina 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

  • Abbeville School District
  • Aiken County Public School District
  • Allendale School District
  • Anderson School District One
  • Anderson 2
  • Anderson 3
  • Anderson 4
  • Anderson School District Five

B

  • Bamberg 1
  • Bamberg 2
  • Barnwell 19
  • Barnwell 45
  • Beaufort County School District
  • Berkeley County School District

C

  • Calhoun School District
  • Charleston County School District
  • Cherokee School District
  • Chester School District
  • Chesterfield School District
  • Clarendon 1
  • Clarendon 2
  • Clarendon 3
  • Clover School District
  • Colleton School District

D

  • Darlington County School District
  • Dillon 1
  • Dillon 2
  • Dillon 3
  • Dorchester School District Two
  • Dorchester 4

E

  • Edgefield School District

F

  • Fairfield School District
  • Florence Public School District One
  • Florence 2
  • Florence 3
  • Florence 4
  • Florence 5
  • Fort Mill Schools

G

  • Georgetown County School District
  • Greenville County School District
  • Greenwood School District 50
  • Greenwood 51
  • Greenwood 52

H

  • Hampton 1
  • Hampton 2
  • Horry County Schools

J

  • Jasper School District

K

  • Kershaw County School District

L

  • Lancaster County School District
  • Laurens 55
  • Laurens 56
  • Lee School District
  • Lexington School District One
  • Lexington 2
  • Lexington 3
  • Lexington 4
  • District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

M

  • Marion 1
  • Marion 7
  • Marlboro School District
  • McCormick School District
  • Mullins School District

N

  • Newberry School District

O

  • School District of Oconee County
  • Orangeburg Consolidated 3
  • Orangeburg Consolidated 4
  • Orangeburg Consolidated 5

P

  • School District of Pickens County

R

  • Richland County School District One
  • Richland School District Two
  • Rock Hill Schools - York County District 3

S

  • Saluda School District
  • Spartanburg County School District 1
  • Spartanburg School District 2
  • Spartanburg County School District 3
  • Spartanburg County School District 4
  • Spartanburg County School District 5
  • Spartanburg County School District 6
  • Spartanburg County School District 7

U

  • Union School District

W

  • Williamsburg School District
  • Williston School District 29

Y

  • York School District 1

Student athletes at South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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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