Statement by the President on the Loss of Fellow Penn State Student

September 16th, 2020

My sincerest condolences are with the family and friends of Nicholas Papadopoulos, a @penn_state student who passed away this weekend.

To those grieving over the death of a friend or family member, know that there are many resources to help you through the stress of this time:

@PennStateCAPS offers virtual services, including tele-counseling (to UP students in eligible states), online CAPS Chats, and YOU@PSU, an all-in-one well-being monitor. Schedule a CAPS Chat here:

YOU@PSU helps you navigate your time and experiences at Penn State. Students can use it to discover hundreds of personalized tips and resources to tackle your academics, career path, stress and social life. Find it at and in the Penn State Go App.

Important numbers to save in your phone include: Call CAPS (M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm EST): 814-863-0395

Call the 24/7 Penn State Crisis Line: 1-877-229-6400

Use the 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text “LIONS” to 741741

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