The man's identity had not been released, school spokesman Buddy Price told The Dallas Morning News. Authorities think the man was a member of the encampment, Price said.
Campus police learned of the death about 5 p.m. No one else was at the eight-tent Occupy Denton encampment when police arrived, Price said.
Dallas' WFAA-TV reported police would not say whether the man was a UNT student. It said the campus newspaper reported the man was 23 years old. The station said authorities had found no signs of foul play.