Photo of sign in front of Hand Village residence hall at night, Sept. 24. MAISIE WILLIAMS | THE ALL STATE

A student passed away in their residence hall in Hand Village, according to an email from Interim President Dannelle Whiteside sent Sept. 24 at 8:24 p.m.

“This is the worst news a University president can receive because our main focus is the well-being of all our students, faculty and staff,” Whiteside said in her email addressed to the “APSU Family.”

The Clarksville Police Department is handling the investigation, which is standard protocol, according to Whiteside.

When the Clarksville Police Department provides more information, Whiteside says she will share this with the APSU community.

“The family was notified today, and my heart goes out to them, friends of this student and to the entire campus community for this tragic loss,” Whiteside said in her email.

She urges students who need support to reach out to the University’s Office of Student Counseling Services at 931-221-6162.

This article will be updated as new information is released.