COEUR D ALENE, Idaho--City of Coeur d Alene officials said the president of a Washington State University sorority involved in an alcohol-related disorderly conduct incident near City Park in Downtown Coeur d Alene issued an apology to the city.
Megan Taylor, president of Kappa Kappa Gamma, said members of the sorority would spend one day next fall doing community service for the city.
A Coeur d Alene resident reported that intoxicated students were observed exiting from a chartered bus and urinating outside in a Coeur d Alene City Park in early May. The complaint also included pictures of the students actions. The witness said the students, wearing Greek letters, peed on a wall before getting on a cruise boat.
Coeur d Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer said he accepted the apology about the May 3 event on behalf of the city.
Megan contacted me and sincerely apologized for the actions of some members of her sorority group during their recent visit to Coeur d Alene, Widmyer said. In addition, she offered for her sorority to come to Coeur d Alene to perform a community project.
Taylor said sorority members deeply regretted the incident, according to City officials.
We just feel awful and really want to give back to the community to express how much we regret our actions, said Taylor.
Widmyer said he would work with the city to find a full day s worth of community service work for the sorority to complete, according to City leaders.
We all make mistakes. Megan and her sorority have owned up to this mistake and want to atone for their actions. That says a lot, said Widmyer.
Previously, Mayor Widmyer said he wrote a letter to WSU president Elson S. Floyd expressing his concern over the behavior.
Floyd wrote back to Widmyer and said an investigation was launched immediately after the university learned of the events.
I sincerely regret the WSU students may have been involved in behavior which harmed the local community; I assure you that we take such actions very seriously and will hold any responsible parties accountable to the full extent possible, Floyd wrote.