Sororities aren’t for everyone. They can be loud, will demand lots of your time & attention, and can sometimes get messy (much like kids). Part of being in a sorority means living in the sorority house. It can be one of the best experiences of your college career if you let it. I know I enjoyed my time…Here’s why:
Endless Food Supply– Food is everywhere. There is literally never a time when one goes hungry in a sorority house, unless it’s the month after New Years Day and suddenly everyone needs “to drop ten pounds”.
Constant Source of Gossip– I know I know, gossiping is bad, but hear me out. Living in a house full of girls who have lots of different connections outside of the sorority leads to all sorts of great intell on many different subjects, such as who’s sleeping with Mandy’s ex boyfriend and who’s cheating their way through Calc. You will learn more about campus and the people who inhabit it than you ever really needed to know. Who doesn’t like being in the know?
Never Be Lonely (or alone)– You are surrounded by people ALL THE TIME. There are hardly any occasions where you will ever truly be alone once you’re in a sorority house. This is both a blessing and a curse. Want to have an inpromtu viewing of that movie you’ve been dying to watch? There are already five girls in the common room ready to enjoy your movie/company. Want to have a meaningful, private conversation with your significant other? Nope, not gonna happen.
Live in Queenly Surroundings– Most college campuses have student housing that isn’t anywhere close to being like the pictures in Target’s back to school catalogues. And if you’re like me, you are happy to get hand me downs from anyone who’s willing to contribute their old, beat-up furniture. Sorority houses have a reputation to uphold, and people to entertain, therefore, they are filled with nice things! When you have that many people going through your house and judging you by how it looks, you have to keep it nice. And when you get to live in it, you get to reap all the benefits of the comfy couches and not-white rooms. Not too shabby.
I’m sure there are plenty of other good things to sorority house living, but these I feel are some of the best. Have you lived in a sorority house? What was your favorite part?