A first for everything: My experience living in the Greek Leadership Village

By: Amber Godbehere

The concept of living in a sorority house can be scary for some, exciting for many and overall brings a lot of questions in terms of living situations and typical Greek life culture.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a sorority house?  Are you considering living in your sorority house but don’t know what to expect? Well, let me tell you about my experience of living in my sorority house.

Being a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi chapter at Arizona State University, I have the opportunity to live in the brand new Greek housing for members of Greek life known as the Greek Leadership Village. 

glv outsideThe GLV is the first of it’s kind, and unlike the usual Greek rows and mansions that Greek life at other college’s often have, it is a small community of sororities and fraternities living in townhouse style homes.

The GLV is certainly an upgrade from other college dorms and the previous sorority housing ASU offered, known as Adelphi Commons. I also got very lucky with the fact that it is a brand new building.

Living in this unique style of sorority house has been such an incredible experience so far, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to live here.

While the Greek Village goes against the status quo of what typical Greek life housing is like, it still has many perks of its own.

Living in a smaller town house is certainly easier to clean, especially when you live with a bunch of girls.

aoii loungeIt is also amazing to live in a community of Greek Life students both fraternities and sororities. It seems like events are always happening and it is amazing to be right in the middle of everything.

The best part that drives every sorority girl to want to live in their sorority house is the chance to spend every single day with your sisters and to be able to build a stronger relationship with all the girls in the house.

This is the main reason why I wanted to live in my sorority house and also the fact that I lived on another campus than majority of my sisters my first year in the chapter, which made it harder to build close relationships with them.

Everyday, we always have “unofficial” sisterhood activities, whether we are having movie nights, working on homework together, eating food or even having a late night girl talk.

I honestly couldn’t imagine living anywhere but with my sisters as I have built such stronger relationships. Also, who wouldn’t want to live somewhere that is almost a picture perfect Pinterest house?

A majority of people who haven’t lived in a sorority house before assume that sorority houses are full of a bunch girls who always gossip and party, but it is actually the exact opposite.

I am fortunate enough to be in a sorority where we don’t gossip and partying is not allowed inside the sorority house.

Overall, waking into this new style of housing, I was skeptical. However, my time at the GLV has been full of new experiences and fun times with sisters.

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