Loss of Student David Josiah Lawson

The Humboldt State University community is mourning the loss of David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old student who died in the early morning of Saturday, April 15. Josiah was stabbed in an attack that has been described by witnesses as racially motivated.

The University’s priority has been providing support for the students, faculty, and staff who have been most affected, as well as assistance and guidance to family members. The University Police Department is assisting the Arcata Police Department, which is leading the investigation.

For support:
Office of the Dean of Students at 707-826-3504.
Counseling & Psychological Services at 707-826-3236.
Employee Assistance Program at 707-443-7358.

Campus Open: No Emergency Conditions Exist

April 29, 2017

In the event of an emergency, information will be posted here and on the HSU home page. It will also be available by calling 826-INFO (4636) and tuning into KHSU 90.5 FM.

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Emergency Communication at HSU

When an incident arises that affects the entire campus, you can receive emergency alerts via text messages to your cellphone by registering your number with HSU Alert in myHumboldt*. Text alerts are designed for campus-wide emergencies, while KHSU, 826-INFO and the RSS feed provide updates on any campus emergency.

Get more information, and FAQs about emergency text messaging.

You can also subscribe to the Emergency Conditions RSS feed, which will instantly update with information on conditions that affect all, or part of the campus, through a variety of sources: an RSS feed reader, web browser, or many e-mail clients.

Find out more and subscribe to the Emergency Conditions RSS Feed.

For more information about HSU Emergency Management and links to help prepare for disasters and emergencies, see the Emergency Operations website.

*If you have previously registered your cellphone, but have changed wireless carriers‚ even if your number stayed the same, you will need to re-register your phone with the system.