Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11:40 p.m.
A male student was found dead in his West Hall residence hall Tuesday evening, a GW spokeswoman confirmed.
Campus and city police responded to his room on the Mount Vernon Campus at 5:48 p.m. and are working together to investigate the death, which officers have not classified as a homicide.
“At this time, we have no indication that the death was the result of a criminal act,” University spokeswoman Candace Smith said in a statement around 11:30 p.m. The family of the student has been notified, Smith said.
Police were seen wheeling a stretcher through the West Hall dining commons at 8:35 p.m. as UPD officers at the scene asked students and dining hall workers to clear the area.
West Hall mostly houses first-year students on GW’s campus in the Foxhall neighborhood of D.C.
– Ben Kershner contributed to this report