Drexel Sophomore Dies Suddenly, Meningitis Suspected

Stephanie Ross was studying mechanical engineering at the school.

Meningitis is suspected in yesterday’s sudden death of Drexel sophomore Stephanie Ross, NBC 10 reports. She was found unresponsive by her sisters in the Phi Mu – Beta Tau sorority house yesterday afternoon and taken to Penn Presbyterian hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Though no official cause of death was given, Drexel said they are working with city health officials under the assumption that the death was due to meningitis. The college didn’t reveal what type of meningitis is suspected.

Meningitis symptoms are similar to flu-like symptoms including nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and confusion. Any students feeling meningitis-like symptoms are asked to contact the Student Health Center at 215-220-4700.

The chapter’s Facebook page has filled up with condolences from friends and chapters of the sorority around the country. Ross was a sophomore from Pittsburgh studying mechanical engineering at Drexel, Action News adds.

[NBC 10]