Montana State University student President Gwynn Simeniuk has apologized to fellow students for her arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The 21-year-old Simeniuk wrote in a statement she made public that she feels ashamed about her Aug. 16 arrest, but she hopes to stay on as president of the student body.

Simeniuk told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle Saturday that she sent the statement about the arrest to the Exponent student newspaper on her own, rather than in response to an inquiry from the student newspaper.

MSU spokesman Tracy Ellig says university President Waded Cruzado wants student government to learn and find their own way through the issue.