NEW BRUNSWICK — A student found dead outside his residence hall on Monday is the second person to die on a Rutgers University campus in less than a week.

Kyle Gotchel was discovered outside Hardenbergh Hall along College Avenue,  according to Rutgers police. Authorities said the incident remained under investigation but foul play is not suspected.

"The university extends its sincerest condolences to Kyle’s family and friends," spokesman Neal Buccino said in a statement.

An email was sent to residents of informing them about Gotchel's death, according to the Daily Targum.

Gotchel was a sophomore finance major at the Rutgers Business School, a member of the Quantitative Finance Club, and actively involved in the Greek Life community, according to a statement sent to all Rutgers students and staff.

Gotchel is the second Rutgers student to pass away in a week. A graduate student, Akash S. Taneja, was found dead last Friday on the school’s Busch campus in Piscataway. His death is also not considered suspicious, according to Rutgers.

Taneja was enrolled at the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies, Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

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