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Student Steven Martineau passes away

Counseling services available to students in need of support, assistance

Steven W. Martineau, a University of Delaware first-year music major from Middletown, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3. He was 19 and lived in George Read Residence Hall.

Student Life staff have been meeting with his friends and with students in his residence hall.

Additional information about funeral arrangements for Mr. Martineau will be announced when it becomes available.

 “On behalf of the entire University community, our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Martineau,” said José-Luis Riera, interim vice president for student life. “For members of our community who are struggling, I urge you to reach out to the many campus resources available to you.”

For any students who are distressed, the Division of Student Life provides a variety of resources for support and assistance.

Students in need are encouraged to reach out to the Center for Counseling and Student Development, which is located in the Perkins Student Center and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The center provides students with a safe and confidential environment to process their reactions with a counselor. To make an appointment, call 302-831-2141. Emergency appointments are available.

The Center for Counseling and Student Development also provides the UD Helpline, which is available at any time, day or night, for students feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or otherwise in need of counseling. By calling 302-831-1001, live counseling assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

In addition, staff members in the Office of the Dean of Students are available to meet with any student who wishes to talk. Call 302-831-8939 to schedule an appointment or stop by Room 101 of Hullihen Hall.

Students also are encouraged to reach out to their resident assistants, mentors and advisers throughout the division, such as staff within the Center for Black Culture, University Student Centers, Student Wellness and Health Promotion, Student Health Services, Student Services for Athletes and other units.  

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