San Francisco State University is offering counseling services to students following the death of an accounting major near the Stonestown Galleria on Wednesday, school officials said.
SFSU President Leslie Wong said in a statement Thursday that the student, Maxim Tolstov, was found dead near the mall, which is located next to the campus. Police do not suspect foul play in Tolstov’s death, he said.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to Maxim’s family and friends for their profound loss,” Wong said. “As we struggle to make sense of this loss, please remember that counseling and support services are available to all members of the SF State community.”
San Francisco police said Wednesday evening they were investigating a death near the Stonestown parking lot as an apparent suicide, but the San Francisco Examiner could not confirm whether the incidents are related.
SFSU students are currently in the midst of midterm season.
Luoluo Hong, a vice president and the Title IX Coordinator at SFSU, also reminded students that counseling services are available.
“We want to reiterate how important it is to take care of yourselves and each other during this time,” Hong said. “I know that exams are happening either now or soon for all of you, so the stress factor is up there. Our staff are here for you, and please don’t hesitate to access available services.”
Students can access the Counseling and Psychological Services Center in Room 208 of the Student Services Building or call (415) 338-2208. Faculty and staff can speak with a professional counselor at (800) 367-7474.