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Can a student be suspended or expelled for something that happened off-campus? A lawyer answers.

's Profile Image Selling drugs, bringing a knife, a gun, or other weapon, as well as fighting on a school campus, can lead to a suspension or expulsion. However, many students may not realize that their behavior off-campus can lead to a suspension or expulsion too. C… Read More

What happens at a Title IX hearing? A disciplinary defense attorney for students answers.

's Profile Image Still in the Title IX investigation process? Click here. What happens at a Title IX hearing? You will face a committee composed of several individuals. Typically, other students, staff, and faculty will be present. The evidence that was gathered duri… Read More

What should you do if you are under investigation for a Title IX violation? A lawyer answers.

's Profile Image Another student accused me of a Title IX violation. What should I do? The first step is an investigation. The Title IX coordinator at your university will notify everyone involved. This includes both the person who is making the allegation and the pe… Read More

Can a university withhold your transcripts? The answer from a defense lawyer for students.

's Profile Image You work hard, put the time in, and make good grades. Maybe you decide you want to transfer to another college, or maybe you graduated and want a copy of your final official transcripts. You submit the request and are told no by your university. Ther… Read More

Accused of cheating after giving someone else your online login for a course? Tips from a lawyer.

's Profile Image Most colleges and universities utilize an online portal. Students can logon to check their grades, get your syllabus, submit assignments, and take tests. What happens if a student gives someone else the login information for their school account? You… Read More

What can happen if a student gets caught turning in purchased assignments or papers?

's Profile Image What is Contract Cheating? When you pay someone or a company to complete an assignment or write a paper for you. You then submit this work as your own.  If my assignment or paper is 100% original, how could I get caught? Many companies and individua… Read More

Can a student get in trouble if they give old class materials to a friend?

's Profile Image I gave my old course materials to a friend. Can I get in trouble? The quick answer – Yes. Depending on what your friend does with your work, you could face a number of honor code violations in school. Cheating – If you friend uses your o… Read More

Can you be accused of cheating or plagiarism if another student borrows your computer?

's Profile Image Your friend or roommate’s computer is not working and they have an assignment due. They ask to borrow your computer and you agree. They submit their assignment and thank you for your help. A few days later you receive a notification from the ac… Read More

Why is your student handbook important?

's Profile Image Why is it important for students facing an academic integrity charge to know their student handbook? When a student is facing an accusation like cheating, plagiarism, or other honor code violation, the handbook contains the procedures the student wil… Read More

Tips from a lawyer for writing a winning student appeal.

's Profile Image In this video, I would like to talk to you about student appeals. In particular, the appeal of discipline stemming from an academic violation.  What is a student appeal? A student appeal is the final chance to overturn a sanction at college like sus… Read More

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