A first-year Binghamton University student was fatally stabbed on campus Sunday night, the university announced in a series of tweets Monday morning.
The university said Souza's family had requested privacy.
They say the stabbing was not a random act.
The school, one of the four university centers in New York's sprawling state university system, canceled classes Monday due the "tragic event". He's described as a "light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and dark hoodie".
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An "Active Alert" was issued overnight for a reported stabbing on Binghamton University's campus, according to the college's website.
Souza's suitemates at Windham Hall have been relocated to other rooms.
University police released few details about the ongoing investigation and said it's possible the suspect was still armed. This is the second student to be murdered this school year at Binghamton University.
Police from multiple agencies investigating the stabbing interviewed "numerous people" throughout the night, according to the university.
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The crisis team at the Middle/High School has convened and a plan is in place to provide counseling to students and staff who may be in need.
However, the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton reported that it occurred in Windham Hall, a residential building. Haley Anderson, 22, was killed at an Oak Street residence in Binghamton in March. She had been strangled.
This was the slaying of a student in the past two weeks.
The Broome County District Attorney's Office is seeking to have the suspect, Orlando Tercero, returned from Nicaragua to stand trial.
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