Sorry I was a little behind on this last blog, I have had some major computer issues that were just resolved yesterday (my computer wouldn’t turn on). Anyways I wantted to share with you some of my experiences in living in the Delta Delta Delta (tri-delt) house.
I don’t have any insights about freshman dorms because I transferred to USC after freshman year. However the first place I lived as a sophomore was Troy hall, one of the most popular places to live for sophomores and juniors. I enjoyed it a lot, but after a semester it was a lot cheaper for me to move into my sorority house, so I decided to move out of Troy hall and into the Delta Delta Delta House located on West 28th street, just a couple blocks from campus, or about an 8 min walk. The Tri-delt house is a 3 story house and holds 65 girls. There is a a gym, study room, kitchen, mini kitchen, two living rooms, a tv room and what we call a playroom.
I have been living in the tri-delt house since my second semester sophomore year, (the past 5 semesters) and I absolutely love it. Its great because everyday I get to come back home to a mansion where all my friends are, and there is always someone for that I can talk to and hang out with. I am so thankful that I get to wake up in the mornings, roll out of bed and go downstairs to an incredible breakfast every morning. We have two chefs at the tri-delt house and we get served three meals a day. The menu is posted at the begining of every week and if you miss a meal do to class conflicts etc, they will make you a plate for later. We also have a security guard that is at our door every night from 8pm-4:30am.
For me, living in my sorority house was the cheapest option for living. Its extremely close to campus, includes food, I am next door neighbors with all my friends, , there is food, there is protection, and there is a gym and study room inside the house. The major bonus is that all of this is cheaper than most housing places around campus.
I originally thought that it would be a nightmare living in a sorority house, being with so many girls all of the time, but it actually is an amazing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
So if any of you end up rushing a sorority or fraternity, I would definitely look into living in it, if you have a tight budget.