College student from Atlanta dies at off-campus event

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A South Carolina university says a student has died at an off-campus event.

Furman University President Elizabeth Davis announced Saturday that Caroline Smith, a sophomore from Atlanta, died Saturday in Hilton Head.

The university didn't state a cause of death or explain the nature of the event.

Smith was a history and communication studies major and a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Her brother Ryan is a junior at Furman.

The university says it made counselors available Saturday. Memorial services are planned later at Furman and in Atlanta.