What should I do if a college or university violates my student rights in Connecticut? VIDEO

College students in Connecticut have various rights under federal and state laws. When a college or university in Connecticut violates a student's rights, there are recourses. Some of the most common violations of student's rights are under Title VI, discrimination in education, Title VII, employment discrimination, Title IX, sex discrimination, and under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, reasonable accommodations for documented medical needs.

When there's a violation of students' rights, there are different avenues for potential resolution. If it's a public college or university, you could bring what's known as a 1983 Claim, which is a violation of rights by a government body. For a public school you can also bring a claim under the State Administrative Procedures Act, which specifies how the government must act and the remedies if it does not fall as procedures.

For public and private universities and colleges, you also have contractual rights under the school policies, including it's code of conduct. You are entitled to rely on these rights and if the school fails to follow the contract, you can bring a claim for breach of contract. It's critical to have the appropriate support to help you address a violation of students' rights and an experienced attorney advisor would be your best ally to do so.

Connecticut colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help address and resolve violations of student rights, 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 – (exempt from Title IX and the Clery Act)

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

When a college or university in Connecticut violates a student's rights, you must have the necessary backing for a school to make the situation right. Whether subtle or overt, schools often reveal their hand by how they address school-related issues and concerns impacting their students. 

This unfortunate dynamic can apply regardless of the nature of the issue or concern – a student may be facing an academic issue, a misconduct charge, or a wrongful dismissal.  A student may be experiencing a failure on the school's part to satisfy its obligations to a student.  A student may be experiencing an arbitrary or capricious action taken by the school against the student.  Regardless of the nature of the matter, any school-related issue or concern must be properly and effectively addressed, and attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm stand up when the bell rings.

Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have squared up against major college and universities across the United States and have won on behalf of their clients.   In some instances, school-related issues and concerns can be resolved diplomatically before the need for litigation.  In other instances, the Lento Law Firm backs up its rightful demands on behalf of its clients by taking matters to court and suing schools when necessary.  

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in Connecticut and throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to challenge violations of student rights because he understands that a student's academic and professional future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. 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 helps clients successfully resolve school-related issues and concerns in Connecticut and throughout all jurisdictions in the United States. 

Make certain your voice is heard and your or your student's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Rights Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form!

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