What should I do if I am accused of academic misconduct at a college or university in Mississippi?

If you're a student at a college or university in Mississippi and you're facing an academic misconduct charge, the matter needs to be taken seriously. Academic misconduct charges come in various forms: not citing properly on a paper, cheating on an exam, plagiarism. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved because it can impact future opportunities. It can impact internships, graduate school, employment, professional licensing opportunities.

Different schools use different resolution methods. It's important to understand yours. Does your school use an investigation? A hearing? What's your school's appeal process? School, unfortunately, are often in a rush to judgement and are not mindful of a student's rights and interests. An experienced adviser can help navigate the process, can help protect a student's rights, and can potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.

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

  • Alcorn State University
  • Antonelli College Hattiesburg
  • Antonelli College Jackson
  • Belhaven University
  • Blue Cliff College Gulfport
  • Blue Mountain College