Earlier this week, we told you how a formal investigation had been launched into a May 3 incident in which a group of partying students threw up and urinated in full view of mourners attending a memorial service at Coeur d'Alene's City Park. Witnesses said several students threw up in the bushes at the park, were swearing loudly, and both men and women were urinating on a nearby wall of the Museum of North Idaho.
And now officials at Washington State University have confirmed that disciplinary charges have been filed against a sorority that sponsored the event where things got out of hand. Kappa Kappa Gamma was charged with disorderly conduct and alcohol violations. The WSU chapter of the sorority was founded in 1920.
This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that WSU Dean of Students Melynda Huskey said the sorority had chartered buses for the students and a cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene.
"We have established that WSU students were involved in the public urination incident and the WSU Office of Student Standards and Accountability has sent notice of charges to the president of the sorority," Huskey wrote in a WSU statement. "Additional disciplinary actions may be taken as more information becomes available to us, particularly if we are able to confirm the identities of individual students."