UMass students call for counseling resources

AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) — UMass Amherst students remain on high alert after a hit-and-run on campus earlier this week left a student seriously injured.

They are now calling on the university to provide more student counseling resources.

On Monday night, the UMass Amherst community was reeling after a hit-and-run on campus.

Police say the victim, a 20-year-old student, remains hospitalized and the suspect, 20-year-old Jacob Delisle, faces numerous charges, including leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

The students we spoke to remain nervous.

“I feel like there’s a lot of anxiety in the air,” said sophomore Gabriella Goldin.

Sophomore Gabriella Goldin told Western Mass News that emotions were running high after the second pedestrian accident on campus this semester.

“But I think people are really freaked out because it’s happened twice in a month, this one was also a hit-and-run, it’s just a little anxiety-inducing,” she said.

Meanwhile, sophomore Danielle Craig thinks the university could provide more student counseling resources in light of recent tragedies.

“I wish they would talk about it more, at least do something else, but we just got the emails and everyone is having their day,” Craig said.

We contacted university officials and they told us, “The Psychological Counseling and Services Center provides services that are accessible to all [students].’

As for Delisle, his preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 20. UMass Amherst students remain on high alert after a hit-and-run on campus earlier this week left a student seriously injured.

They are now calling on the university to provide more student counseling resources.

On Monday night, the UMass Amherst community was reeling after a hit-and-run on campus.

Police say the victim, a 20-year-old student, remains hospitalized and the suspect, 20-year-old Jacob Delisle, faces numerous charges, including leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

The students we spoke to remain nervous.

“I feel like there’s a lot of anxiety in the air,” said sophomore Gabriella Goldin.

Sophomore Gabriella Goldin told Western Mass News that emotions were running high after the second pedestrian accident on campus this semester.

“But I think people are really freaked out because it’s happened twice in a month, this one was also a hit-and-run, it’s just a little anxiety-inducing,” she said.

Meanwhile, sophomore Danielle Craig thinks the university could provide more student counseling resources in light of recent tragedies.

“I wish they would talk about it more, at least do something else, but we just got the emails and everyone is having their day,” Craig said.

We contacted University officials and they told us, “The Counseling and Psychological Services Center provides services that are accessible to everyone. [students].”

As for Delisle, his preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 20.

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