Student Death Response and Notification Guidelines

Life Threatening Injury or Death of a Community Member Student and Employee Guidelines for Non-Emergency Situations

The life threatening injury or death of a student or employee is a tragedy not only for family members and friends but also for the University community. The University of Denver strives to ensure that our responses are thoughtful, caring, professional, coordinated, and consistent. The notification of a tragic event sets in motion a range of protocols by Campus Safety, administrators, medical and mental health professionals, Student Life personnel, faculty, students, and others, depending on the circumstances. In case of an immediate or continuing threat, call 911 and Campus Safety at 303-871-3000.


Any member of the university community who receives information regarding a life threatening injury or death of a DU community member should notify Campus Safety at 303-871-2334.