University statement on student passing at Lake Shasta

This message was issued on behalf the Division of Student Life following an incident at Lake Shasta:

Students, faculty and staff,

The Division of Student Life has received word that a Dylan Pietrs, a 21 year old business administration major and member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, died in an incident at Lake Shasta this weekend. The incident will be fully reviewed by authorities in Shasta County and at this time the full facts and details remain unknown.

The death is tragic, and the university offers its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Dylan and the communities he was a part of at the University of Oregon.

It is our understanding that UO students are returning from Lake Shasta early in light of this terrible event. We encourage our students to seek out counseling support from the University Counseling and Testing Center if they are affected by this tragic event. The dean of students’ office also has drop-in hours from 1-5 p.m. each business day in Oregon Hall.

Please join us in offering our sincere condolences to all affected by this incident.


The Division of Student Life

The statement we originally posted included a paragraph that was not appropriate. On Sunday morning, we realized our mistake and decided to remove it. Later that day, R. Kevin Marbury, vice president for student life, posted an apology for the campus community. (Added Monday, May 21 at 11:20 a.m.)