UB statement about apparent student suicide

Release Date: December 11, 2019


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A 20-year-old male undergraduate student from North Tonawanda died tonight in an apparent suicide on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.

“The university is in contact with his family and is providing whatever support and assistance we can during this extremely difficult time. The entire UB community is deeply saddened by his terrible tragedy. We offer our heartfelt condolences to our student’s family, friends and classmates.”

Counseling services are available for anyone needing assistance during this difficult time.

Same-day appointments are available for students who are experiencing a mental health emergency. Call 716-645-2720 to reach UB Counseling Services. After business hours, contact University Police (716-645-2222) and ask to speak to the counselor on call.

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.

More information is available at: https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/life-on-campus/health/mental-well-being/counseling.html.

Out of respect for the family’s privacy, the university will not be releasing the student’s name.

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765