Rogers State University mourns death of student

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 13:07:25-05

CLAREMORE--RSU mourns the loss of Rugina Irving, an RSU junior from Vinita, who died after she was found unresponsive in the hallway of a campus residence hall on Monday morning.
The state medical examiner will be determining the cause of death, but there were no signs of physical trauma, according to RSU Police.
Twenty-eight-year-old Irving was pursuing a bachelor of fine arts at RSU, where she lived on campus after transferring to the university in 2016, according to RSU.

University officials met with the family on Monday afternoon at a Claremore hospital.

Any students who feel they may need grief counseling are encouraged to call Nikki Phillip, RSU coordinator of counseling services, at 918-343-7845.


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