Message to University Community Regarding Student Passing

Published December 12, 2019

Dear university community,

It is with deep sadness that I write to you to share the news of the tragic death of one of our undergraduate students.

Our hearts go out to his family, friends and classmates as they cope with their tremendous heartbreak and grief. 

As we respect the privacy of the family, we wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to all of our student’s loved ones. We ask that you keep them in your thoughts in the coming days as we join them in mourning the tragic loss of a member of our UB family.

If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t ever hesitate to reach out for help. Our counselors are here to comfort and support you and will be offering on-campus  counseling services over the next several days to students who may need assistance. 

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.

During this terribly difficult time, we are filled with compassion and sympathy for our entire UB family. 



Satish K. Tripathi