A University of Northern Colorado student was found dead in a residence hall on campus Tuesday, but the death is not indicative of a threat to the campus community according to university police and President Andy Feinstein.
The UNC Police Department performed a welfare check Tuesday afternoon at North Hall, the university said in a statement Wednesday. Police found a resident dead upon arrival and the Weld County Coroner’s Office was notified.
“There are no signs of violence and no reason to believe there is a threat to our university community,” according to UNC. “No further details will be released at this time.”
In a letter Tuesday to UNC students, Feinstein said the university will not release information on the student’s identity, but the student’s family had been notified.
“I recognize this is difficult news, and any loss to our community affects us all,” Feinstein wrote. “Many students are new to UNC and might not yet be familiar with the mental health resources available on campus. Even if you are off-campus, I encourage you to contact one of the resources listed below if needed in light of this tragedy.”
Feinstein’s letter listed the University Counseling Center, which provide professional counseling to currently enrolled students free of charge. The counseling center is available at (970) 351-2496 or online, www.unco.edu/counseling.
The Psychological Services Clinic at UNC is a mental health agency operated in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. The clinic phone number is (970) 351-1645 and its website is unco.edu/cebs/psychological-services-clinic.
“In moments of loss, I encourage everyone in our Bear family to connect with each other to ensure all members of the UNC community feel welcomed, cared for, and supported,” Feinstein also wrote.
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