UB community holds vigil in honor of student


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Hundreds gathered at University at Buffalo’s North Campus to honor a student who died on campus Wednesday.

Many of the young man’s friends and family members came together as a way to remember someone who they say made a great impact on the university community.

UB Police say they do not suspect foul play.

Many in attendance were members of the university’s band, which classmates tell News 4 the student was part of. The group marched from Slee Hall onto the football field where the young man’s loved ones spent a moment to remember his legacy.

UB President Satish Tripathi sent out a school-wide email Thursday notifying students and staff of the young man’s death and urging those who may be struggling to seek help.

UB Counseling Services may be reached at 716-645-2720. If you are in need of assistance after business hours, please contact University Police at 716-645-2222 and ask to speak to the counselor on call. Also, Crisis Services of Erie County has a 24-hour hotline (716-834-3131) and access to a 24-hour crisis text line; text: “GOT5” to 741-741. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure.

UB President Satish Tripathi

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