The RIT Community Mourns The Loss of Michael Altieri

The RIT community mourns the loss of Michael Altieri, a cross-registered RIT/NTID student from Westfield, New Jersey.  A statement about his death was released to the RIT community via email from the RIT Division of Student Affairs at the request of Altieri's family.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or reoccurring thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 24-hour National Crisis Lifeline at 988.

Reporter is committed to providing students with a platform to express their thoughts and feelings regarding this tragic incident. Anyone who wishes to express personal feelings are encouraged to contact Reporter's phone line via call or text at 585-672-4840.

The RIT Counseling and Psychological Services staff and counselors in NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services are available for classmates, friends and student members of the RIT community who are in search of support at this time.

Counseling and Psychological Services can be contacted via secure message on the RIT Wellness Portal or via phone at 585-475-2261. If you or someone you know needs support after normal business hours, please call the 24-hour mental health line at 1-855-436-1245.