8 Things You Learn Living In A Sorority House

8 Things You Learn Living In A Sorority House

It is surprisingly nothing like Legally Blonde


This past year, I got the opportunity to live in my sorority house. Moving in, I was a little nervous. I wasn't sure what to expect and every time I told someone I was living with 20 girls their instant response was, "I'm sorry.. Now it is summer and I have moved out and I can officially say it was one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences I've had thus far. I'm sure you can tell that there are a few things I have learned the past nine months and luckily, I'm going to share them with you.

1. Girls are gross too.

I feel like males are the only ones to get backlash for their ability to live in filth but just to paint an image for you, one of my roommates a few weeks ago texted all of us saying "I just pulled a 2 pound hairball out of the shower."

2. 20 cooks in the kitchen is way too many.

Even though all of my housemates and I got along really well, that is not to say that we all agreed on everything. 20 girls under one roof means 20 opinions and 20 different ways that people were raised and trust me, its a lot to handle.

3. Along with that, 20 girls = 500 pairs of shoes.

Our foyer was almost impossible to get around due to the enormous and grotesque amount of shoes we owned. I'm super guilty of this one.

4. Not everyone is going to respect chores.

This one is not to be taken as passive aggressive. There are just some people who physically can't remember to take the trash out when it is their turn or to unload the dishwasher when it is full.

5. Making food will always be an issue.

Someone is always allergic to nuts or dairy and someone is always on a diet or is a vegetarian. The good thing about this is I now have a pallet for gluten free pasta.

6. No one will ever answer the doorbell.

Moving in, I vowed I would always answer the doorbell. However, everyone always assumes that someone else is going to get it. We've left so many people out in the cold this year because of that. Sorry people!

7. The house is either bustling or dead silent.

At night, people are always yelling or running around and sometimes that is comforting (unless you need to get up at 6 in the morning to student teach, like myself). However, if you walk in on any given weekend morning not a peep is made in the entire four floors.

8. You learn to live with a lot of different personalities.

I am very fortunate I got to spend this year living with 20 people. I will always remember the good times we had and the lessons I learned along the way. Shout out to all 20 of you for making sophomore year as fun as it was!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

13 Books About Race Absolutely Every American Should Read, Especially Now

Books about black lives, from classics to new must-reads.

It's likely you are seeing the current state of the world and wanting to do something about it. Whether you're only beginning to or wanting to deepen your understanding of the black experience, these books are precisely where to start.

Some, like Maya Angelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, are classics you've probably heard of, but may not have picked up yet. Others, like Reni Eddo-Lodge's "Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race," are newer hits.

Keep Reading... Show less

What's Coming To And Leaving Netflix In June For Your Summer Viewing Pleasure

Just in time for another your summer binge-watch list.

Paramount Pictures

The first of the month is now here, which means we will be losing some of our Netflix favorites but gaining some new ones.

Here is a list of TV shows and movies we will be losing and gaining on Netflix during June.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

I Was At The Atlanta George Floyd Protests, Here's What It Was Like Before The Violence Started

What started out as a peaceful protest quickly resulted in destruction, with mixed opinions leading narratives on both sides.

When I heard about the protests happening in my city in honor of George Floyd, a black man who was brutally and fatally detained by police in broad daylight, I was conflicted about the best way for me to support a cause that I was passionate about. The senseless killings of people of color in America had been weighing on me, and I was eager for a way to help, to do my part. I wanted to be out on the ground with my community, having our voices heard. However, there was the issue of the coronavirus, a very real and troublesome threat that is still controlling our daily lives.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Can Eat Crap And Stay Thin You Aren't Healthy, You're Lucky

A high metabolism isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card!

Photo by Tarutoa on Unsplash

Everyone has that one friend — the one who eats to their heart's content but never gains an ounce. Meanwhile, you feel like you gain five pounds just stealing a glance at a hamburger! My childhood best friend was like that, much to my chagrin. Anyone who hadn't witnessed her eat might be tempted to say that she was thin because of her diet, but she would sometimes eat a bag of Sour Patch Kids as a "meal." One time, I watched in awe as she chowed down on a "salad" made up of one part romaine lettuce, two parts shredded cheddar cheese, and two parts French dressing — it was nothing more than a red lake of dressing with bits of green and orange debris floating in it. Clearly our definitions of "salad" were quite different, as were our perceptions of a balanced meal.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Started Dating A Guy Before Quarantine, But Now We Rarely Speak Unless I Double-Text

"He's really nice and cute and I like being around him when we see each other, but he's awful at communication."

Each week Swoonie B will give her advice on anonymous topics submitted by readers. Want to Ask Swoonie B something related to dating and relationships? Fill out this form here — it's anonymous.

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is Exactly What You Should Eat Today In Quarantine, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You've probably been eating it the past three months,

If we added up all the minutes of my life I've stood in front of the fridge or pantry mindlessly glazing over options, it would probably amount to several years longer than I'd care to admit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Stay In Lockdown, Think Again

People are terrified of what could happen if states stay in lockdown too long.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments