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Message to Campus Community Regarding the Death of a Student
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
It is with deep sadness that I write to you this afternoon to inform you of the untimely passing of a Syracuse University student.
Justin Robinson, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, died unexpectedly yesterday while with family in his hometown of Palmetto, Georgia. Justin was an active student on the Syracuse University campus. He was a member of the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE), J.U.M.P. Nation, and the Multicultural Empowerment Network. The BCCE and Hendricks Chapel will be working together to host a vigil to remember him and celebrate his life.
I join Chancellor Syverud and the entire Syracuse University community in extending our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew him, during this difficult time.
This is a time of great sorrow for the entire University community. As we grieve together, please know there are a variety of services available to students, faculty, and staff. Students seeking support can contact the Counseling Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 315-443-4715.
Additional services are provided by the Office of Student Assistance, Monday through Friday, by calling 315-443-4357. For faculty and staff, assistance is available through Carebridge, the University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Trained clinicians answer the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 800-437-0911.
For additional support and services, please contact Hendricks Chapel at 315-443-2901. The main chapel is also open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for prayer and reflection.
Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz
Senior Vice President and Dean
Division of Student Affairs