A Stanford University graduate engineering student was found dead on campus on Monday, according to the School of Engineering Dean Jennifer Widom.
The student was identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office as 26-year-old Ziwan Lang of Stanford and determined his cause of death was by suicide.
Public safety spokesman Bill Larson confirmed the investigation at about 7 p.m. Monday. A graduate engineering student was found dead in the Paul G. Allen building, which neighbors the David Packard Electrical Engineering building, according to a statement by Widom issued Monday night.
The building is located on the northern section of campus, about a block south of Campus Drive.
"At present, we have determined there are no on-going safety concerns for our school and campus community," Widom said in a statement addressed to School of Engineering students, faculty and staff. She offered her sympathies to the student's family, loved ones, students and friends.
"The death of a student is always hard to understand and accept. Please take care of yourselves and those around you," she said.
There was little activity in the area surrounding the building on Monday night.
Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were called to the campus around 10 a.m. for an unattended death investigation for a man found on campus, according to sheriff's spokesman Deputy Michael Low.
An employee with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office confirmed staff were sent to the campus earlier in the day Monday, but declined to give details as to where on campus and when. The man's will not be available for public release until his next of kin have been notified.
Members of the Stanford community can find support in response to the death through numerous offices on campus, as provided through Dean Widom's statement:
• Counseling and Psychological Services, 650-723-3785; clinicians are available on call.
• Graduate Life office, 650-736-7078 (during office hours); 650-723-8222 (24/7 line); and pager ID number 25085.
• Bridge Peer Counseling Center, 650-723-3392 (available 24/7).
• Office for Religious Life, 650-723-1762.
Any person who is feeling depressed, troubled or suicidal can call 1-800-784-2433 to speak with a crisis counselor. People in Santa Clara County can call 1-855-278-4204. Spanish speakers can call 1-888-628-9454.
People can reach trained counselors at Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.
The link below provides more resources where one can receive help: