What it's Like to be a Girl Living in a Frat House

Picture this: 31 twenty-something year old girls living in one big fraternity house. Sounds ridiculous, right? Right. I know what you’re thinking. What’s the difference between this and a sorority house?

Two words: No. Rules.  

This has to be one of the weirdest yet most rewarding experiences of my college career. We have developed quite the list of hectic day-to-day occurrences in the house. Here is what I’ve learned thus far:

1. Hide yo kids, hide yo wife (kidding… just hide your food)

It’s simple: keep your food in your room. If it’s is in a common area (even a designated cubby), there is no guarantee that it won’t get stolen. It sucks, but it happens.

2. It’s a party every night (in the library, that is)

The nice part of living in a frat house that has a library is that you always have a study buddy. Plus, chances are very high that someone in the library will order a pizza for delivery. Who doesn’t love that?!

3. You receive constant questions about your housing situation

It’s always hard to explain to people how and why you ended up living in a frat house. But hey, at least it’s a good conversation starter!

4. You get weird stares every time you enter or leave your house

A bunch of girls? Leaving a house with fraternity letters on the outside? Something weird is going on there!

5. Constantly having to search for dishes because no one washes theirs when they’re done

I mean, what more do you expect from a bunch of college students living in a house where there is no way to chase down who used which dish?

6. You always have people to borrow from when in need

Whether it be food, clothing, or a thermometer, there are always people to pull through for you in times of need.

7. Don’t be surprised if something you left in the communal space gets broken

It’s inevitable that in a house as big as ours, with thirty girls and their guests running around, things will be broken! Again, keep your belongings in your room.


All jokes aside, living in a frat house has been one of the best and most entertaining decisions I have made thus far. My housemates have become some of my life-long best friends, and I wouldn't give it up for anything. 

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