August 31, 2012

Chancellor’s statement regarding injured student

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng released the following statement to the campus community today (Aug. 31) regarding a student injured early this morning at a residence hall:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

One of our students, Tyler Gravitt, is in the intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital, and I ask that you join me in extending our support to him and his family.

Tyler, who is a freshman from Matteson, was injured in a fall early this morning from the fourth floor of University Hall. The Department of Public Safety's initial investigation indicates this was accidental.

We continue to be in close contact with Tyler's family. Please keep Tyler and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


Rita Cheng


The investigation by SIU Carbondale's Department of Public is continuing. The Carbondale Police Department is assisting in the investigation.