10/04/2010 08:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tyler Clementi Remembered At Rutgers (VIDEO)

This weekend, Rutgers University honored the life of freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide last week.

Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge sometime after Sept. 22 after he discovered that his roommate, Dharun Ravi, had broadcast a sexual encounter that he had without his knowledge. Ravi and another Rutgers freshman, Molly Wei, are facing invasion of privacy charges.

People -- gay, straight, young, old -- came together from all over New Jersey to meditate on a life gone too soon.

The Daily Targum has more:

Rick Brown, a class of 1973 alumnus from Aberdeen, N.J., waived a rainbow-colored flag throughout the vigil and recalled coming out of the closet during his first year at the University.

"When I saw Tyler's picture I just thought, 'What a terrible loss for the world,'" he said. "It's caused me to think, 'Maybe there's some struggling, young gay people around that I could just say hi to.'


Clementi was also honored Friday by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in a 12-hour memorial.

WATCH: AP report of the memorial: