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Living With 3 Sorority Girls: Why I Don’t Regret it for a Second

When starting this semester, I was well aware that two of my roommates were in a sorority, but it wasn’t until my third roommate started considering going through sorority recruitment that I became well aware of the fact that I was the only person in my entire suite who was not in a sorority. 

I’d like to start this by saying that I, like many people, have had a very stereotypical understanding of what it means to be in a sorority. I imagined that a lot of the girls had similar looks and personalities, and that mixers/parties were a priority. So while I knew that being in a sorority wasn’t for me, I was almost worried about what it meant to have three roommates who were in sororities because I had grouped them to be all like-minded people, and didn’t think that my personality wouldn’t match. Boy, was I wrong.

I don’t particularly enjoy being wrong, but this is one of the instances in which I will gladly accept it. My roommates, all of them, have turned out to be some of the best girls I know. They’re all genuine people who just happen to be in a sorority. Sure, there are times where I joke about them having to go do sorority stuff, or what it means to be in a sorority, but I truly think it does mean something when I say all of my closest friends (so far) since coming to UMass have all been members of a sorority. I couldn’t imagine living with anyone else.

I’m sure it varies from sorority to sorority, but I admire the importance of philanthropy that my friends have expressed and the joy they have to have a group of girls that they can call sisters for the rest of their lives. I love how much they care about what it means to be a member of a sorority and how incredible their personalities are as individuals. They’re some of the kindest, funniest, and most caring people, and I couldn’t imagine a better combination of people

So yeah, while being in a sorority isn’t for me, and I don’t think it ever will be, living with three sorority girls is something that I will never regret. 

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Lucie Daignault

U Mass Amherst '24

Lucie is a second-semester member at HerCampus and a sophomore psychology major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Outside of HerCampus, Lucie is the treasurer of the criminology club and an intern with MASSPIRG. She loves writing and is excited to share her ideas and learn from her peers!
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