There are numerous opportunities available to students as they move out of the residence halls. A very common option is to move into their fraternity or sorority house. When many people think of this, the first thing that comes to their mind is movies like “Animal House.” However, this stereotype isn’t an accurate portrayal. There are many advantages and disadvantages to living in a Greek house instead of an apartment or house.
Close to campus- some houses are even closer to campus than the residence halls. This makes getting to class in the morning a breeze, and most importantly you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot.
There is always something to do- when you live with 80 people, like some of the houses, there is no shortage of action. There is always someone to craft with or go on a late night what-a-burger run with.
You don’t have to cook- some may see this as a disadvantage, but not having to cook means you don’t have to buy groceries, which means that grocery money can be spent on other things. I think we all know what that other thing usually is.
No privacy- despite the size of the houses, when you squeeze a lot of people into them you are not left with much space. Rooms that are the size of a large closet have three people living in them. If you need your personal space, then maybe this isn’t the option you should take.
Some nights can get loud- Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, maybe even several other nights. There is always going to be something going on so don’t expect it to be quiet
You can’t bring all your friends over- Greek houses limit who you can hang out with in your room. You can’t bring people from other houses