A Southern Miss student has passed away after an incident in an on-campus parking garage Thursday, a university official confirms.
No criminal activity is suspected. Southern Miss President Joe Paul issued the following statement in response to the tragic occurrence.
“To the student’s family and friends, I share in your grief. To the entire Southern Miss community, know that I and many, many others care for you.”
University Police report that there is not a threat to the campus community but are asking faculty and students to avoid the area where the incident occurred.
Student Counseling Services at Southern Miss is offering support for those affected by the incident. They can be reached at (601)266-4829 during regular business hours and at (601)606-4357 after 5 p.m. and on weekends.