If your child is facing discipline, suspension, or expulsion from the University of Connecticut, and/or you have any questions regarding discipline, suspension, or expulsion procedures at the University of Connecticut, it may be beneficial to speak to an attorney. The attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. have extensive experience handling Connecticut education law matters, including school discipline, suspension, expulsion, and readmission, and are well-equipped to assist you in these proceedings.

Acts That Violate The Student Code at the University of Connecticut

  • Behavior in violation of the Academic Integrity in Undergraduate Education and Research policy
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Harming behavior
  • Behavior in violation of the University of Connecticut Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence
  • Endangering behavior
  • Hazing
  • Misuse of alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Use, possession, or distribution of firearms, weapons, facsimile of weapons, fireworks, explosives, or dangerous chemicals
  • Uncooperative behavior
  • The setting of or participation in unauthorized fires; the unauthorized or improper possession, use, removal, or disabling of fire safety equipment and warning devices; failure to follow standard fire safety procedures; or interference with firefighting equipment or personnel
  • Assisting another person in the commission, or attempted commission, of a violation of The Student Code
  • Behaviors in violation of published University policies, rules, or regulations
  • Behaviors in violation of the On-Campus Housing Contract
  • Theft
  • Forcible entry and/or unauthorized presence in University-owned buildings or property
  • Unauthorized possession, access, duplication, or misuse of University property or other personal or public property
  • Damage or misuse of property
  • Violation of federal, state or local law
  • Abuse of the University student conduct system
  • Retaliation against any University community member for raising a good faith concern or issue regarding another community member

Read more about the acts that violate the student code here:

Student Conduct Process at the University of Connecticut

  1. Allegations
  2. Administrative Conferences and Investigations
  3. Administrative Hearing Bodies
  4. Administrative Hearing
  5. Sanctions
    1. Warning
    2. University Probation
    3. University Suspension
    4. University Expulsion
    5. Additional Sanctions:
      1. Loss of Privileges
      2. Restitution
      3. Removal from Housing
      4. UConn Compass
      5. Educational Initiatives
  6. Appeals
  7. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Read more about the student conduct process here:

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If your child is facing suspension, discipline or expulsion from a private or public school in Connecticut, your child has rights. You should protect those rights by hiring an experienced education law attorney. Often, but not always, disciplinary charges may be accompanied by an arrest or criminal investigation. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better off your child will be in terms of ensuring the protection of rights, and the ultimate outcome. Your child will achieve the best outcome with an experienced Connecticut Expulsion Attorney, who can try to reduce the expulsion to a stipulated agreement or dismissal of charges altogether. The experienced Connecticut Expulsion Law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. can help you and your child navigate the difficult and emotional process of an expulsion proceeding.

When a child violates a school policy – even if off school grounds – the violation can sometimes rise to the level of an expulsion from private or public school. An expulsion can negatively impact a child’s educational and emotional success. It can also sometimes affect college admissions if not handled by an experienced Connecticut Education lawyer familiar with handling expulsions and suspensions.

At Maya Murphy, P.C. we only represent students and families, we never represent school districts against students. We are available 7 days a week to answer questions; if it is important to you, it is equally important to us. We can assist your child with any education related needs including special education, suspension, discipline, expulsion, and criminal or juvenile criminal charges. You can contact one of our experienced Education Law Attorneys in Connecticut directly by calling (203) 221-3100 in Connecticut, or (212) 682-5700 in New York. You can also email Joseph Maya, the Managing Partner directly at

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions about education law in Connecticut or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or to schedule a free initial consultation today.