SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says a student suddenly died over the weekend.
The university says campus police and emergency medical services were called to the Zeta Tau Alpha house at 4 Fraternity Circle in South Kingstown around 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a medical emergency. Officials say the student was transported to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Zeta Tau Alpha says the student was its chapter president, Dominique Franco.
With deep sadness, we grieve the passing of Dominique Franco (@ZetaTauAlphaURI), who passed away Sat., Feb. 16.
“Dom was an incredible President and exemplified what it meant to be a ZTA. The world lost a truly incredible person,” said Nicole Breault, a senior in the chapter.
— Zeta Tau Alpha (@ZTAFraternity) February 18, 2019
URI says campus police and the Rhode Island State Police are investigating the student’s death, alongside the Rhode Island attorney general’s office. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.
The university says it is offering support services through the school’s Division of Student Affairs, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Greek Life and Health Services.