Wisconsin Title IX Advisor

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Essentially, the federal civil rights action law prohibits gender-based discrimination committed by and against students, staff, and faculty.

Title IX and Sexual Assault

Under Title IX, sexual misconduct in any variation - sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape etc. - is deemed gender-based discrimination in the event that it meets a specific standard. The law states that the harm a victim has experienced must be “so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim's access to educational opportunity benefit.” Any harm inflicted to a victim that falls under the definition of any forms of sexual misconduct meet that standard, several courts concluded.

Title IX also simultaneously requires schools in compliance with it to handle sexual misconduct cases under two conditions:

  • The assault occurred on school campus; and
  • The school is responsible for the accused (he or she attends the college or university).

If these two conditions are met, schools are obligated to investigate the incident that occurred and hold a hearing determining that a respondent is guilty or innocent. Although this process seems like it emulates the criminal justice systems operations, their practices are worlds apart. Students accused of crimes of this nature on a higher education institutions campus must be aware that they are not granted the protections that they would if they were in the criminal justice system. Many rights that they would be entitled to otherwise, like the ability to confront your accuser or to even be informed of who your accuser may not be granted by a school.

The Advantages of Choosing an Attorney as Your Title IX Advisor

The protection of your rights means everything in cases like this. Choosing an attorney who is able to identify whether your rights are being stripped or a higher education institution is taking advantage of your ignorance of the law could make all the difference in the outcome of a case for the accused.

If you have been accused of sexual assault and have yet to choose an advisor, here are some reasons why you should pick a legal professional to fulfill this role:

An attorney will help you prepare for a hearing

An attorney can help you draft your statement, gather witnesses and present yourself in a hearing in a fashion that is consistent and effective.

An attorney will hold colleges and universities responsible for their actions

An attorney has the legal authority to issue a legal document called a “litigation hold” letter that warns a school legal action could be taken if there is evidence of them treating you unfairly.

An attorney will not disclose confidential information

An attorney will not reveal personal information that you have confided to use against you in a hearing, or more importantly, in a criminal trial. Choosing anyone else, however, comes with that inherent risk.

Experienced Wisconsin Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Wisconsin higher education institution and are facing accusations of sexual assault, you should consult with a knowledgeable professional. Skilled Title IX advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help. Contact him today.

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

  • Alverno College
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • Bellin College
  • Beloit College
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • Bryant and Stratton College Glendale
  • Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee
  • Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carroll University
  • Carthage College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • DeVry University Wisconsin
  • Edgewood College
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Globe University Appleton
  • Globe University Eau Claire
  • Globe University Green Bay
  • Globe University La Crosse
  • Globe University Madison East
  • Globe University Madison West
  • Globe University Wausau
  • Herzing University Brookfield
  • Herzing University Kenosha
  • Herzing University Madison
  • ITT Technical Institute Green Bay
  • ITT Technical Institute Greenfield
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Lawrence University
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Madison Media Institute
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College
  • Marian University
  • Marquette University
  • Mid State Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Mount Mary College
  • Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northland College
  • Northland International University
  • Ripon College
  • Saint Norbert College
  • Sanford Brown College West Allis
  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • University of Phoenix Madison Campus
  • University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin Stout
  • University of Wisconsin Superior
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Viterbo University
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • Western Technical College
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College

Title IX violations and Title IX charges can change an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead, prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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