A fourth-year Lehigh undergraduate student died off campus on August 26, 2022. (Samuel Henry/B&W Staff)

University reports death of undergraduate student


A fourth-year undergraduate Lehigh student, Yuehan Wang, died suddenly off campus Aug. 26, according to an email sent to the Lehigh community by President Joseph Helble. 

Lehigh University police have contacted the student’s housemates and notified the student’s family, the email said.

“The sudden loss of someone so young is difficult to comprehend,” Helble wrote. “Our thoughts and support are with the student’s family, loved ones, and housemates during this incredibly challenging time.”

Counseling and Psychological Services and My SSP were included as resources in the email. My SSP is a mental health support service for students which offers 24/7 support, including access to one-on-one counseling with licensed clinical professionals.

Student Affairs followed up with an email containing further resources, including Lehigh’s Chaplain’s Office and the Office of International Students and Scholars, for international students to utilize.

Counseling & Psychological Services: 610-758-3880, [email protected] 

My SSP: 844-886-8536, myssp.app

The Chaplain’s Office: (610) 758-3877.

Office of International Students and Scholars:(610) 758-4859, [email protected].

“For some of us, processing emotions is best done with close members of our community: friends, family, mentors, and trusted others,” wrote Ric Hall, vice president for student affairs. “We encourage you to find such spaces to access the supports that resonate with you.”

No further information has been provided at this time.

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  1. Any idea on the cause of death? Is this a case of SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome)? Was it an accident? Should the rest of us be worried?

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