Who was Wyatt Banks? Everything about UGA student as fundraiser raises over 60K USD after he dies in tragic accident

In response to Wyatt's passing, his sorority brothers rallied together to organize a fundraiser which surpassed its initial goal and raising over USD 60,000.

Published on Feb 23, 2024  |  03:44 PM IST |  252.3K
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Key Highlight
  • Wyatt Banks, a freshman at UGA, is remembered with love and admiration after his untimely passing
  • Fundraiser initiated by Wyatt's sorority brothers has exceeded expectations raising over USD 60,000

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to suicide and mental health struggles. 

The University of Georgia (UGA) community mourns the untimely death of freshman Wyatt Banks, a beloved member of the Kappa Sigma Beta Lambda Chapter as per Times Now. Wyatt's sudden death has had a profound impact, prompting an outpouring of sympathy and generosity from his peers and well-wishers. 

The tragic loss and community response 

Wyatt Banks was discovered dead in the Brumby Hall University housing on the night of February 21, 2024. The university confirmed in a press release that his death was the result of suicide. The news of Wyatt's death sent shockwaves through the UGA community, and it was compounded by another tragic incident involving a female Augusta University student who was discovered dead on campus just one day later. 

"The past 24 hours have been a traumatic time for our university," UGA said in a statement. "Our student body is grieving the sudden death of one of our students in Brumby Hall last night. And as we continue to mourn that tragic loss of life, today’s devastating news will uniquely test the resolve of our campus community, particularly our students." 


Wyatt's academic journey and impact 

Wyatt Banks, a promising student, was studying political science at the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs while also enrolled in Terry College of Business. Wyatt, a member of the prestigious Morehead Honors College, was scheduled to graduate in 2027. His commitment to academics and willingness to help his peers earned him admiration from everyone he knew. 

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"Wyatt diligently excelled in academics, as a member of Morehead Honors College, and was always eager to help his friends in school whenever they needed it," recalled one of his sorority brothers. Wyatt's contagious smile and outgoing personality left an indelible impression on those around him. 

Raising awareness for mental health 

In response to Wyatt's death, his sorority brothers came together to organize a fundraiser, to provide financial assistance to his family while also raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. The fundraiser exceeded its initial goal and raised more than USD 60,000, proving Wyatt's widespread impact and the community's determination to honor his memory. 


"With all these redeeming qualities of Wyatt, you would think there would be no problems with him at all, and that's the issue," the group said. "Hiding many of his deepest emotions from his friends, family, and brothers, Wyatt was alone in his struggles and sadly resorted to the most desperate solution." 

A call to action 

Wyatt's death highlights the critical importance of destigmatizing mental health conversations and encouraging people to seek help when they are in need. His sorority brothers emphasize the importance of reaching out, seeking assistance, and engaging in open dialogue, regardless of the perceived severity of one's struggles. 

"No matter who you are, your life matters, and know that there are people who want to help," the group said. "Our only desire is to spread the word that it is a necessity to reach out, find help, and talk to people when you are in a situation of need, no matter how big or small." 

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Know more about Wyatt Banks:

What happened to Wyatt Banks?
Wyatt tragically passed away, reportedly due to suicide, leaving the UGA community in mourning.

What was the goal of the fundraiser for Wyatt Banks?
The initial goal of the fundraiser was to raise USD 75,000 to support Wyatt's family. However, the fundraiser has already surpassed USD 60,000.

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