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WSU sorority apologizes for urinating in downtown Coeur d'Alene
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WSU sorority apologizes for urinating in downtown Coeur d'Alene

From the City of Coeur d’Alene:

The president of a Washington State University sorority involved in an alcohol-related disorderly conduct incident May 3 near City Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene has 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.

Mayor Steve Widmyer said he has accepted the sorority’s apology 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 regret the incident. “We just feel awful and really want to give back to the community to express how much we regret our actions.”

Widmyer said he will work with the city to find a full day’s worth of community service work for the sorority to complete. “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.”

After the incident, Widmyer wrote a letter to WSU president Elson S. Floyd expressing his concern over the behavior. The mayor said he received a prompt reply.

In a letter dated May 7, Floyd told Widmyer an investigation was launched immediately after the university learned of the events of May 3.

“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.

Widmyer said he appreciated the response from WSU.

“Coeur d’Alene has always had a great relationship with Washington State University and we look forward to continuing that,” he said.

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