In an email to students, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D. revealed the diagnosis, writing that the unidentified student is in the hospital in serious but stable condition, according to ABC2News.
She added that they ” do not believe this situation poses a risk to the broader campus community. Bacterial meningitis is not considered to be highly communicable, but can be transmitted between people who have had very close contact.”
The university if now offering a counseling center and campus ministry resources for students who may be under stress related to the news.
For more information on bacterial meningitis and its symptoms, visit http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html.