Samuel Levine, a 22-year-old junior majoring in psychology and a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, died Tuesday while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas during spring break.
Levine’s death was caused by an accident, according to the statement released by Steve Kay, dean of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
“Our deepest sympathies are with Sam’s parents and family members, with his close friends in the Sigma Chi fraternity and around campus, and with each of you in the psychology department,” Kay said in the statement.
News of Levine’s death sparked an outpour of sympathy from students over social media.
“Sam touched so many of us here at USC with his talents and ambition,” Kay said. “We all grieve for his incredibly promising life that was tragically cut short.”
Kay’s statement urged students, staff and faculty seeking support to contact Student Counseling Services or the Center for Work and Family Life.
“We are working closely with the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Religious Life to reach all those affected,” Kay said.