Individual dies on CMU campus

Counseling Center ready to offer grief support, resources


The university counseling center is located in room 102 in Foust Hall. [CM Life photo | file]

The Central Michigan Counseling Center is ready to help community members in need, after a death on campus this weeK. 

President Bob Davies announced in an email Monday evening that an individual died around 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the campus graduate housing apartment complex. It is believed to be the result of an undetermined medical condition, according to the email.

CMU’s Police Department and medical personnel arrived on the scene after the reported medical incident and confirmed the death. This sudden death is still in early stages of investigation with the police department, as well as the medical examiner's office, according to a statement emailed from the CMUPD.

Due to the ongoing investigation there are no more details, including the identity of the individual.  CMUPD Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Sienkiewicz said the department  is not providing any additional information, out of consideration for privacy.

In his email, Davies urged students and supporters who are struggling with loss and grief to reach out to gain the support they need.

“Hearing the news about a death on campus can leave many students feeling distressed, in shock, sad and even confused," said Kristie Miner. “Depending upon the degree of closeness with the person who has passed, the impact can be different for each individual. 

"If a student feels that they are struggling in any way, reaching out for support services can be helpful with processing the situation in a confidential and supportive environment.” 

Click this link, call 989-774-3381 or email if you are a student in need of support services.