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SE statement on student passing

December 15, 2023

DURANT – At approximately 3:38 p.m. on Friday, December 15, emergency medical personnel responded to a call at Chickasaw Hall on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University for a reported unresponsive person.

The individual was transported to Alliance Health Durant, where they were pronounced deceased. The individual was confirmed to be a current student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The incident will remain under investigation by the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Police Department and local authorities – foul play is not suspected.

The university asks for privacy for the student’s family, but encourages thoughts and prayers from the extended Southeastern family.

Crisis services may be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year by contacting the national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988.  Individuals may also be connected with treatment referrals and information services by contacting 1-800-662-HELP (4357).  There is also a national chat line at 988helpline.org.

The campus community may reach out for support by contacting Student Wellness Services at 580-745-2988.