Dear Campus Community,
I write this email with great sadness. Early this morning several students were involved in a tragic car accident, and four students died as a result of the crash. A fifth student is in stable condition at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Names of the students involved have not been released.
There are no words to describe this loss to the USC Upstate family and no way to comfort the grieving families who have lost their loved ones. This tragedy will have tremendous impact on the Upstate community, individually and collectively. Counseling Services are available to all of us as needed during regular hours at 503-5195. If services are needed after hours, please contact University Police at 503-7777, and they will contact a counselor on call.
A candlelight vigil has been planned for 7 p.m. Monday on the soccer field. We will release more information as it becomes available.
Together we have been and always will be #SpartanStrong.
Thomas F. Moore, PhD
Chancellor, USC Upstate