University of Arkansas student dies in frat house bathroom, police say

The 20-year-old student’s identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — A University of Arkansas student died over the weekend in a fraternity house bathroom.

According to the university police department, a 20-year-old student passed out at around 1:20 p.m Saturday (Jan. 23) afternoon. 

Fraternity members confirmed the incident occurred inside of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house on campus. 

Fraternity members attempted CPR on the male student until first responders arrived, but police say the student died at the scene. 

The student’s identity has not been released at this time and his body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office to determine an exact cause of death. 

Melissa Rom, Dean of Students at the University of Arkansas, released the following statement about the student’s death:

I can’t imagine the grief a family must feel when losing a child. I am truly saddened. Speaking on behalf of others across campus, I send condolences to the parents, family members, friends and acquaintances at this most difficult time.

We know that such a loss may be very difficult for others, and we encourage anyone who is concerned about a member of our community to request assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services at 479-575-5276.  If you are calling after hours, press 1 to speak to a counselor on call. The campus community may also reach out to UA Cares at

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